Gyvatė by Mona C. NicLeòid


April 2015
Sport (12 wpi) ?
28 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
330 - 350 yards (302 - 320 m)
EU 34/35, 36/37, 38/39, 40/41, 42/43
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In Lithuanian folklore snakes are benevolent creatures associated with the goddesses of sun and earth. The Lithuanian word for snake, gyvatė, is related to words for “life” and “living”, and cognate to the English word quick, which originally meant “alive”.
The twist stitch patterns used here are actually Austrian. A homage to ancient lore, ancient words and ancient crafts all over Europe.

Due to the complexity of the twist stitch cable panels this pattern is not recommended for beginners. Some experience with socks and/or with twist stitch cables is useful.

Needle advice: The socks can be worked with circular needles and magic loop, or with dpns. The instructions don’t refer to a particular needle type.

Sizing: Pattern is written for five shoe sizes and includes advice for length modifications.
EU 34/35, UK 2/2.5, US 4.5/5
EU 36/37, UK 3.5/4, US 6/6.5
EU 38/39, UK 5/6, US 7.5/8.5
EU 40/41, UK 7/7.5, US 9.5/10
EU 42/43, UK 10/10.5, US 12/12.5

The twist stitch cable panels are charted only. You cannot work the pattern without using the charts.

Die Anleitung wird wahrscheinlich im Oktober 2015 auch auf Deutsch erhältlich sein.