Myrtillus by Artesanitarium Designs

Myrtillus

Knitting
December 2023
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch in the round
US 4 - 3.5 mm
328 - 437 yards (300 - 400 m)
Adult S (M, L)
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Myrtillus is a pair of house socks, boots if you will, that will keep your toes warm and toasty all winter long. Worked toe up with gusset and heel flap, and a beautiful cable shrub of blueberries on the back of your leg. That’s right, the European Blueberry’s binomial name is vaccinium myrtillus and it’s my favorite berry to find in the forest.
The yarn is heavy, and the needles may seem too small for yarn like this, but the fabric is supposed to be sturdy enough so the cuff can almost stand up by itself! The seed-stitch on the leg will add to the sturdiness.

Yarn
Berroco Ultra Alpaca (50% Alpaca, 50% Peruvian Wool; 219 yds [200 m]/100 g): Color #6292 Tiger’s Eye Mix, 2 (2, 2) skeins.

Thanks to Berroco for donating the yarn and to Brooke for knitting the sample.

Needle
Size US 6 (3.5 mm) dpn’s, or circulars for preferred method of working small circumference in the round.
Or size needed to obtain gauge

Gauge
23 sts and 32 rows = 4” [10cm] in St st
33 sts and 32 rows = 4” [10cm] in patt after blocking

Size
S (M, L): 7.5 (8.75, 10.25)“ [19 (22.5, 26) cm] finished foot circumference
Leg height 12.75” 32.25 cm or longer.

Notions
Tapestry needle, stitch markers, cable needle.

Pattern is tech edited.