Near and Far by Hanna Lisa Haferkamp

Near and Far

Knitting
December 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch, in the round, on 2.75 mm / US 2 needle, after blocking
US 2 - 2.75 mm
219 - 355 yards (200 - 325 m)
1 (2, 3, 4, 5) Finished foot circumference: 15.25 (16, 17.75, 18.5, 20.25) cm / 6 (6.25, 7, 7.25, 8)” – recommended to be worn with 2.5 cm / 1” of negative ease.
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Errata available: making-stories.com

Pay What You Can: In order to balance both fair and sustainable pricing and financial accessibility, I now offer a “Pay What You Can” pricing model. I hope that this new model helps to value my and other’s work that’s gone into this pattern while at the same time allowing for financial flexibility for everyone who chooses to purchase it.

The middle price shown below (€10) reflects the fair and sustainable value of the pattern (assuming minimum wage for me as a designer and an average number of copies sold based on surveys I did last year).

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A note on why I chose to also add levels higher than the fair value of the pattern: In order for my knitwear design work to be sustainable, the average pattern sale price needs to equate to the fair and sustainable pattern value. If you choose a price point higher than the “fair” price, you’re helping to make up the difference of one of the lower price points to the “fair” value.

This pattern is available as part of the digital collection Making Stories & Friends Winter 2018.

A pair of socks to wear in sturdy shoes, to pull on after a long day at work, to peak out from boots. A pattern engaging enough to steer us away from second sock syndrome, yet easy enough to memorize to make for good Netflix or knit night knitting.

This idea led to the Near and Far socks for this collection: A centre panel of reverse stockinette provides the background for a large-scale cable that expands and contracts along the length of the foot. It‘s framed by two smaller cables and leads seamlessly into the cuff‘s ribbing.

Triskelion Yarn‘s Scylfing DK provided the perfect sturdy and warm sock yarn for this pattern. At a DK weight, they knit up quickly and will keep your feet extra warm, no matter whether you‘re wearing them out and about or inside on a cold night.

Sizes

1 (2, 3, 4, 5)
Finished foot circumference: 15.25 (16, 17.75, 18.5, 20.25) cm / 6 (6.25, 7, 7.25, 8)” – recommended to be worn with 2.5 cm / 1” of negative ease.

Yarn

Triskelion Yarn Scylfing DK (75% Bluefaced Leicester, 25% Got- land; 230 metres / 252 yards per 100 g)

200 (240, 275, 290, 325) metres / 185 (220, 250, 265, 300) yards

Samples shown are knit in colourway Thunor’s Brow (size 3) and Sea Stepper (size 5). Verena wears a size 3 with 2.5 cm / 1“ of negative ease, Hanna Lisa wears a size 5 with 2.5 cm / 1“ of negative ease.

Needles

2.75 mm / US 2 circular needle with a cable length of at least 80 cm / 32” (or needle size to obtain gauge)

This pattern uses the magic loop technique.

Gauge

24 sts x 32 rounds = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (in the round, in stockinette stitch, on 2.75 mm / US 2 needle, after blocking)
20 sts x 30 rounds = 6 x 9 cm / 2.25 x 3.5” (in the round, one full cable panel, on 2.75 mm / US 2 needle, after blocking)

Measurements

Foot circumference: 15.25 (16, 17.75, 18.5, 20.25) cm / 6 (6.25, 7, 7.25, 8)”
Leg length: 12 (14.5, 14, 12, 10.75) cm / 4.75 (5.75, 5.5, 4.75, 4)” (adjustable)