danse macabre by ash alberg

danse macabre

May 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
36 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in over stockinette, worked in the round, blocked
US 1 - 2.25 mm
460 yards (421 m)
to fit 8” (20.5cm) foot circumference; adjustable foot length; height from top of heel: 6” (15cm)
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a popular theme in art and literature during the penny dreadful period of european history is that of “memento mori”, which translates from latin as “remember you have to die.” at a time when spirituality was intwined with nearly every aspect of daily life, this reminder of mortality and to keep an eye trained towards the afterlife was a natural source of artistic inspiration. the “danse macabre” was literally the dance of death, and was meant to serve as a reminder that everyone is united in death regardless of their station in life. these socks are a little less macabre than that, but you can appreciate their simple lace pattern that nods to repeating motifs in baroque design.

welcome to a season of penny dreadfuls, and socks inspired by the 19th century equivalent of pulp fiction. this is pattern 2/7 in the penny dreadful collection, a collection of socks with nox yarn co. patterns are being released over 2018 and can be purchased individually or as a whole at a reduced cost.

needles: US 1 (2.25mm) dpns OR circular needles appropriate for preferred method, or size needed to obtain gauge

yarn: 460 yards (421 metres), 100g of fingering weight yarn
sample shown in nox yarn co’s mars sock (75% superwash merino/25% nylon, 460 yards 421 metres, 100g) x 1 skein in memento mori

notions: 2 stitch markers, sock blockers (optional)

gauge: 36 stitches x 40 rounds = 4” (10cm), in stockinette, worked in the round, blocked