Sterntaler Socks by Becky Sorensen

Sterntaler Socks

Knitting
January 2018
Craftfulness No Pressure
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 0 - 2.0 mm
306 - 400 yards (280 - 366 m)
Small, Medium, Large
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Die Sterntaler is one of the Grimm’s fairytales. In it, a poor and homeless orphan gives her only possessions — her clothing and a loaf of bread — to people she encounters who are in need, leaving herself with nothing as she stands naked in the dark. Suddenly, the stars begin to fall from the sky, becoming precious coins, and she finds herself wearing a fine dress. She gave away all she had, and now finds herself rich.

The knitters in this wonderful community of ours are some of the most generous people I know. Whether you choose to make these socks to give away for for yourself (you deserve it!), I hope the gift of these socks brings you joy, comfort, and good fortune.

Pattern Information

SIZES
S (56 sts) / M (64 sts) / L (72 sts)

YARN
One 100g skein of Craftfullness - No Pressure Base (Fingering Weight): 85% Merino, 15% Donegal Nep — shown in Woolen Coat.

One 100g skein of Regia Pairfect (Fingering Weight) 75% Virgin Wool, 25% Polyamide — shown in 07094

Sample socks shown in a size small for a women’s US 9 (EU 39) use approximately 70g (280m/306 yds)

GAUGE
32 sts // 44 rows = 10 cm // 4 in. in stockinette stitch after blocking.

NEEDLES & NOTIONS
—2 mm // US 0 knitting needles for preferred sock knitting method (or size needed to obtain gauge)
— Stitch markers
— Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
(length fully adjustable)
Size S 3.5 in./18 cm circumference
Size M 4 in./21 cm circumference
Size L 4.5 in./24 cm circumference

This pattern has been test knit and professionally tech edited.

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Pattern for personal use only, unless otherwise arranged.

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