maia by ash alberg


Fingering (14 wpi) ?
36 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in over stockinette, in the round, blocked
US 1 - 2.25 mm
368 yards (336 m)
to fit 8” (20.5cm) foot circumference; adjustable foot length; height from top of heel: adjustable based on foot length
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this is pattern 1/7 in pleiades the 2019 sock collection, celebrating all-natural sock yarns and accompanied by the operation sock drawer zine. patterns will be released over 2019 and can be purchased individually or as a whole at a reduced cost.

oldest of the seven sisters and mother to hermes, maia’s stories centre around motherhood and growth. how appropriate that she should be the inspiration behind this first of seven patterns inspired by the pleiades. these socks feature the shimmery lustre of silver romney and mohair from twin oaks farm, which show off their intricate cables beautifully. certainly not a pattern for beginners, these socks are still simpler than they appear, and result in a gorgeous intricate line up your feet that you won’t want to hide in a pair of boots.

welcome to the pleiades collection, celebrating natural sock yarns through the seven sisters.

needles: US 1 (2.25mm) dpns OR circular needles appropriate for preferred method, or size needed to obtain gauge

yarn: 368 yards (337 metres), 100g of fingering weight yarn
sample shown in twin oaks farm’s sock yarn (70% romney wool/30% mohair, 368 yards 337 metres, 100g) x 1 skein in harry & friends

notions: 2 stitch markers, sock blockers (optional)

gauge: 36 stitches x 40 rounds = 4” (10cm), in stockinette, worked in the round, blocked