Mashad by Hunter Hammersen


August 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
34 stitches = 4 inches
in blocked stockinette
300 - 400 yards (274 - 366 m)
Fits a foot or leg of 8.25 [9.25, 10.25] inches in fingering weight yarn, 10 [11.25, 12.5] inches in sport or dk-weight yarn.
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Updated, expanded, and finally back in print, this delightful new edition of Silk Road Socks features sixteen intricate patterns inspired by oriental rugs.

All fourteen of the original patterns are here, each revised to fit my current style and with extra sizes added (that includes sizing them all for both fingering weight yarn and dk/sport weight yarn). There are also two brand new patterns available here for the first time ever. And of course along the way I’ve upgraded all the fun bits (new photos, new charts, beautiful illustrations…all the things that help make a book lovely)!

The book is available in both paper and electronic versions, and every paper copy of the book includes a unique code (look inside the back cover) that allows you to download a copy of the electronic book. You’ll be able to store the electronic version in your ravelry library if you like (though a ravelry membership isn’t required to access the electronic version).

You can get the electronic version here on ravelry, or swing by amazon or ask at your local yarn store to get a paper copy!

Mashad, located in the northeastern corner of Iran, is the second largest city in the country and the site of an important religious shrine. It is widely considered one of the most beautiful Iranian cities.

Mashad is in the center of one of the best wool-producing regions in the Middle East, and rugs from this area are both soft and durable. Many of the rugs made in the past used cochineal to dye the wool, which gave a deep magenta (sometimes almost purplish) cast to the rugs. This magenta shade, along with the intensely decorated corner brackets common to these rugs, are both emphasized in these socks.