Kettricken Socks by Laura Fox

Kettricken Socks

Knitting
June 2022
Jhaampe Sock Set
both are used in this pattern
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
36 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
US 1 - 2.25 mm
350 - 400 yards (320 - 366 m)
S, M, L (56, 64, & 72 sts)
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Kettricken is the princess of the Mountain Kingdom in Robin Hobb’s beloved fantasy classic series, The Realm of the Elderlings.

Although called the “Sacrifice” for the self-effacing role she must play to ensure the safety of her kingdom as they forge an alliance with the tumultuous Six Duchies, Kettricken is no meek wallflower. With a true warrior’s heart, and the backing of an earth-strong people who live in a vibrant city grown from trees woven together, Kettricken is a loyal, deeply wise-woman with hidden magical powers of her own she is only beginning to understand in the first Farseer trilogy. Enigmatic, brave, adventurous, and strong as the mountains from which she was reared, Kettricken is truly a force of nature.

With the perfect blend of a delicate climbing leaves motif that meets a durable, hard-wearing heel construction I designed for this sock, you’ll be ready to wear the Kettricken Socks through thick and thin on all your adventures (even if they take place between the
pages of a book!)

Materials
Yarn
100 grams (approximately 400 yds.) fingering weight yarn, recommended with a nylon component

Yarn used in photos:
Zeezee Textiles
Jhaampe Sock Set – fingering weight, 75% superwash merino, 25% nylon, 4-ply, 463 yds for full skein, 92 yards for mini skein

Needles
US 1 (2.25 mm) double-pointed needles or size needed to obtain gauge.

Other options: Longer circulars (32” or longer) for Magic Loop, or 9” circulars; pattern is written for DPN’s and Magic Loop

Notions
5 stitch markers: 1 to mark BOR, 2 to mark Climbing Leaves Lace motif, and 2 to mark Gusset Increases
1 tapestry needle

Gauge & Notes
36 stitches & 48 rows = 4” in Stockinette

Socks are cast on using Judy’s Magic Cast-on, then worked in the round on DPNs from the toe up. They include a heel flap and gusset heel construction worked with short rows to eliminate gaps and no picking up of stitches, with a 1x1 ribbing on the cuff. Pattern features knits and purls, slipped stitches, in-the-round (toe, foot, leg, and cuff) and flat construction (heel flap) techniques. Instructions are written, with a chart for the Climbing Leaves lace motif.

Pattern is written for 3 sizes: Small (56 sts), Medium (64 sts), and Large (72 sts).

For easy visual reference sizes are color-coded: small – blue, medium – red, and large – green.

Check out Zeezee Textiles for the Jhaampe sock set - a custom colorway designed specifically to honor Kettricken’s homeland from The Realm of the Elderlings.