Grecian Urn by Kerry Milani

Grecian Urn

March 2010
Light Fingering ?
9 stitches and 13 rows = 1 inch
in Stockinette
US 0 - 2.0 mm
440 yards (402 m)
Women's Medium
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These lovely toe-up socks are my tribute to the Music Man. I couldn’t help but think about the Ladies’ Dance Committee and their “Ode To A Grecian Urn” as I was designing these!

The pattern begins with a round toe and features a beautiful Grecian Urn motif centered on the instep, with gusset detailing and a reinforced sole under the heel.

Though I made my socks with handspun yarn (24 wpi) made with yarn made from UltraSox Gem roving, the pattern would be lovely in many other light fingering weight solid or semi-solid yarn such as the two suggested above (multi-colored yarns or semi-solids with a great color range would detract from the pattern).

Pattern includes both written and charted instructions for the main motif.

Techniques used include: knit two together, knit through back loop, make one, left twist, slipped stitches, slip-slip-knit, wrap and turn and yarn over.

Suggested notions include: stitch markers, stitch holders or scrap yarn and a darning needle (for weaving in ends).