Halla socks by Enikö Balogh

Halla socks

Knitting
December 2021
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
33 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Colorwork
US 0 - 2.0 mm
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
328 - 383 yards (300 - 350 m)
1 (2) EU 38-39; 41-42
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Halla socks are inspired by icicles. Halla is a Finnish word for frost.

The sock are knitted from the cuff to toes with a surprisingly simple yet showy colorwork motif, that is easy to memorize.

These socks are also a great way to use up tiny amount of leftover yarn for the contrast color. The Halla socks look best when choosing solid/semisolid yarns.

The instructions are written for magic loop, but you can use DPN’s.

Size
To fit feet 38-39, 41-42 (EU)
Foot circumference (ball of the foot) 21 (24) cm
Finished measurements circumference 20 (23) cm
Length from heel to toe 24 (26.5) cm

Yarn
Louhittaren Luola Hallatar 365 meters/ 400 yards *
1 skein on Okra MC & 1 skein of Helmi CC
Use any fingering-weight sock yarn

Yardage
Approx. 230 m/ 250 yards MC & CC 100 m /120 yards

Gauge
33 sts x 36 rounds/10 cm/4 inch on 2,5 mm/1 US in colorwork

Needles
2,0 mm(ribbing and stockinette) &
2,5 mm/ US 0 (colorwork) & US 1, 80 cm/ 32” or needles to obtain the correct gauge.

Techniques
Stranded colorwork, magic loop, long tail cast on, grafting.

Tools
Blunt tip needle for grafting, stitch markers.