dia de muertos socks by Kam - handknitbykam

dia de muertos socks

Knitting
November 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 2 - 2.75 mm
306 - 435 yards (280 - 398 m)
s,m,l
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“In Mexican culture, death is viewed as a natural part of the human cycle. Mexicans view it not as a day of sadness but as a day of celebration because their loved ones awake and celebrate with them.”

Frances Ann Day summarizes the three-day celebration, the Day of the Dead:
“ On October 31, All Hallows Eve, the children make a children’s altar to invite the angelitos (spirits of dead children) to come back for a visit. November 1 is All Saints Day, and the adult spirits will come to visit. November 2 is All Souls Day, when families go to the cemetery to decorate the graves and tombs of their relatives. The three-day fiesta is filled with marigolds, the flowers of the dead; muertos (the bread of the dead); sugar skulls; cardboard skeletons; tissue paper decorations; fruit and nuts; incense, and other traditional foods and decorations. ”
— Frances Ann Day, Latina and Latino Voices in Literature5

Materials
2.75 mm (2US) / 9” circular needles / DPNs
Small cable needle
4 stitch markers (1 to mark beginning of row, 1 to mark the middle, and 2 to mark the front panel pattern) plus extra marker for heel.
Very Berry Mini (Color A) 20g – 80 metres / 87 yards– The True North Creative (Deluxe Sock Set- 85% extra fine super wash merino /15% nylon)
Fiesta (Color B) 100g –400 metres / 435 yards – The True North Creative (Deluxe Sock Set- 85% extra fine super wash merino /15% nylon)
Scissors
Darning needle

Level
Intermediate beginner (this pattern uses the heel gusset technique)

Gauge
Knit in stockinette in the round – 32 sts and 44 rows in a 4”/10cm

Sizing
Foot Circumference
56 sts / S – 7.5”
64 sts / M – 8.5”
72 sts / L – 9.5”

This pattern includes a chart where you can keep track of your progress.