Fika Socks by Maria Zilakou

Fika Socks

Knitting
January 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch in the round
US 1 - 2.25 mm
300 - 400 yards (274 - 366 m)
5.5 (6, 6.5, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11) inches
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Finished Sock Circumference: 5 (5.5, 6, 6.5, 7, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10) inches
Fika is a Swedish word which refers to ” a coffee and cakes break” which should happen everyday and in the company of good friends and family. Can you think of a better start for a new year?

As the holidays season is now over, we go back to our everyday routine and eventually face the not-so-dreamy daily life in the midst of winter. A “fika” is a way to escape from reality even if for a few brief moments, to warm up our body and soul, exchange a few jokes and enjoy coffee or tea and cakes. So simple, so wonderful.

The pattern gets its name from this wonderful Swedish custom and because of the yarn colorway which reminds me of cinnamon rolls next to my coffee cup.It is very beginner-friendly and is worked from the toe towards the calf. It works equally well with a solid or semi-solid yarn and stitch pattern is a knit/purl game with a small 3st cable here and there. This could be considered a “vanilla sock pattern” and it is the kind of sock that everybody can wear, regardless of age and/OR gender.

As always, the pattern is fully tech-edited and tested, so that it makes your knitting pure pleasure!