Laura socks by Sari Nordlund

Laura socks

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February 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
36 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches
in cable pattern in the round
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
350 - 383 yards (320 - 350 m)
one size, women's medium, length adjustable
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The Laura socks are named after my lovely friend Laura, who is the talented dyer behind Wool Me Once Fibers. She has in a very short time established herself as one of Finland’s most prominent dyers and I’m always in awe of the colors she creates. When I was asked to design a sock pattern for the Finnish charitable sock knitting contest, Sukka-Finlandia, I knew immediately that I wanted to do it in collaboration with Laura. I chose the Gold Glitter Sock as the base for my sample socks. The Laura socks are best worked with unicolor or slightly tonal yarns for the small twisting cables to show the best – the glitter is optional but always welcome!

The Laura socks are worked from the cuff down, with a heel flap and a gusset. The heel is a round French heel for optimal fit. The socks come in one size due to the nature of the cabled pattern, but the length of the sock is easily adjustable and instructions are given on how to make the gusset more generous to fit a higher instep.

women’s medium
To fit a foot circumference of 21 cm / 8.25 inches
Length adjustable

320-350 m / 350-385 yards of fingering weight sock yarn. Sample shown in Wool Me Wool Me Once Fibers Gold Glitter Sock (75% Merino, 20% Nylon, 5% Stellina; 400 meters / 437 yards per 100 grams), shown in colorway Rose gold.

2.5 mm / US1.5 DPNs or circular needles with a cable suitable for small circumference knitting
Always use the needle size that gives you the right gauge!

36 sts and 42 rounds = 10 cm / 4” of cable pattern, in the round, after blocking
32 sts and 42 rounds = 10 cm / 4 “ in Stockinette stitch, in the round, after blocking

2 stitch markers
cable needle (if using) in a suitable size

Currently only available in Finnish through Sukka-Finlandia. The Finnish pattern will become available as a Ravelry download in early autumn 2020.