Snow White Rose Red by Yavanna Reynolds

Snow White Rose Red

October 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
9.75 stitches and 12 rows = 1 inch
in stranded colorwork, somewhat relaxed
US 1 - 2.25 mm
300 - 400 yards (274 - 366 m)
XS, S, M, L
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Since childhood I’ve been a big fan of fairy tales and fables. Since having children of my own, I’ve begun seeking out some of the same tales that enchanted me as a small person and have discovered some new ones. One of my current favorites from a collection I bought my oldest is the story of Snow White and Rose Red. Its the tale of two clever sisters who encounter a foul tempered dwarf with claims of untold riches. They make friends with a bear with a sad story to share and in the end discover that he is more than he seems.

TECHNIQUE NOTES: These socks are stranded color work with a unique two color cast on and a side winding two color cable. These features might seem tricky at first, but most intermediate knitters (and adventurous beginners)should have no problems following the instructions for a very dramatic sock. The right sock and left sock are mirrored as far aa color. Charts are provided for both.

I’ve created an instructional video to help you with your CO. View it here:

Cascade Heritage Sock (Fingering Weight, 4 ply 75% Superwash Merino, 25% Nylon) 1 skein each in colors:
5607 Red
5618 Snow

1 set US size 1 (2.25mm) or size needed to obtain gauge.

12 rows and 9.75sts =1” in the stranded colorwork (when relaxed).
10-11 rows and 10-11sts =1” in the 2x2 rib in the round (when relaxed).

SIZING NOTES: Due to the nature of the twisted elements of this sock, and the colorwork, this sock not only runs a bit small, but also has almost no give. Expect to work the pattern at least 1 size larger than you usually do. You may also want to consider trying to work it up in either a heavy fingering or sportweight yarn.

{6.5, 7, 7.75, 8.5}” relaxed and
{11, 12, 13, 14}” stretched.

{6, 6.5, 7.25, 7.75}” relaxed and
{8, 9, 10, 11}” stretched.

Cuff: 1.25”
Leg: (before heel, with cuff) 6.25”

Stitch Markers, tapestry needle (for weaving in ends). cable needle (optional)