Skogsväva Socks by Anna Friberg

Skogsväva Socks

Knitting
June 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
33 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in Lace pattern
US 1 - 2.25 mm
328 - 394 yards (300 - 360 m)
Small (Medium, Large)
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Deep, deep within the forest, where no clumsy human feet ever wander, there is an extraordinary place.
A place where the untouched pines stretch high towards the sky and cast the forest into everlasting dusk. The evening sun dribbles through the branches and paints the soil in soft, red shades. The thick layer of pine needles makes every footstep silent and the pungent fragrance of thick, sticky resin can be sensed at every breath.
Less than a stone’s throw away, behind three rich green firtrees, a cottage stands with dark, rugged walls and a grassy roof. Dark puffs of smoke rise from the small chimney, slowly drifting towards the stars high above. Inside the cottage, in front of the warming fire which keeps the creeping coldness of dusk out, is a figure with large fluffy hair and a bobbed tail.
It’s the Troll Mother, who has just sung her eleven small troll children to sleep. Now, she sits in her softest armchair, comfortably leaned back with a content smile upon her lips. The needles in her hands clicks gently when she croons the most beautiful words she knows: “Ho, aiai aiai buff!”

Sizes
Small (Medium, Large)
The sock is designed to have a negative ease of 0.5-4 cm / 0.25-1.5” to fit a circumference around the ball of the foot of:
17-20.5 cm / 6.75-8” (19-22.5 cm / 7.5-8.75”, 21.5-25 cm / 8.5-9.75”)
The length of the sock is adjustable.

Yarn
Opalicious Gradient Selection, 425m/100g (75% wool, 25% polyamide) or

Opal Solid 4ply, 425m/100g (75% wool, 25% polyamide)
300 (330, 360) m / 330 (360, 400) yards
Note that metreage / yardage may differ depending on the length of the sock.

Gauge
Stocking stitch after blocking: 36 sts and 45 rnds = 10x10 cm / 4x4” 
Lace stitch after blocking: 33 sts and 44 rnds = 10x10 cm / 4x4”
I am a tight knitter so you may need to go down a needle size to obtain gauge.
The socks are knit with a tight gauge to make the fabric more durable.

Needles & Notions
1 lockable stitch marker

2 stitch markers in different colours
Scrap yarn in contrasting colour, approx 60 cm / 24”

Tapestry needle
Needles for working on a small circumference. May use longer circular needles, dpns or 9” circulars. Choose size to obtain gauge (needle size 2.25 mm / US 1 was used on the sample)

Languages
Pattern is availible both in English and Swedish

Tech Editing
The pattern has been professionally Tech edited by James Bartley

Test knitting
Thank you ever so much to my amazing test knitters!