Harebell socks by Ida-Maria Tyyskä

Harebell socks

Knitting
May 2020
Light Fingering ?
32 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette after blocking
US 1 - 2.25 mm
Shoe sizes: US 6 (7.5, 8.5, 10.5) / EU 36 (37-38, 39-40, 41-42)
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Harebell is a flower very common in Finland and it grows even in the Northern Lapland.

This pair of socks is knitted toe up and the pattern comes with a forethought heel.
The pattern is written for the magic loop method, but can be adjusted for dpn’s.

The Ladder-Back Jacquard technique is used in the colorwork section and the fabric is thus stretchier than stranded colorwork would produce. If you knit stranded colorwork you might need more stitches or bigger needles.

MATERIALS
Sizes (shoe size):
US 6 (7.5, 8.5, 10.5)
EU 36 (37-38, 39-40, 41-42)

Recommended ease: zero or slightly positive. To achieve this fit you might have knit with a looser gauge. You get a looser gauge if you use bigger needles.

Yarn: Approximately 464 - 328 yards 295 - 315 meters of fingering weight yarn.

C1: 140 (143, 147, 156) yards
127 (131, 134, 143) meters

C2: 184 (184, 187, 189) yards
168 (168, 171, 172) meters

Sample socks:
Size US 7.5 / EU 37-38

The sample is knitted with Filcolana Arwetta Classic 230 yards / 210 meters / 50g
C1: colour 197, Aqua, (129 yards / 118 m / 31g)
C2: colour 252, Chock Orange, (166 yards, 152m / 36g)

Needles: US 1 30’’ 2.25mm 80cm or longer circular needles. Adjust needle size to obtain the correct gauge.

Other: Tapestry needle, a piece of scrap yarn in a different colour than C2

Gauge: 32 sts and 42 rows per 4 inches (10cm) in stockinette after blocking.

ABBREVIATIONS
BO = bind off
C1 = color 1
C2 = color 2
CO = cast on
k = Knit
k1fb = knit into front of the stitch, leave stitch on the needle and knit into the back of the same stitch (=increase 1 st).
k2tog = Knit 2 stitches together
ktbl = Knit through the back loop (ktbl).
p = purl
ssk = slip 1 st kwise, slip another st kwise, then slide the left-hand needle into the front part of both stitches and knit them together.
st = stitch