Vägvarda Socks by Runningyarn

Vägvarda Socks

Knitting
October 2017
RunningYarn TrekkingYarn
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
34 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stranded colorwork in the round, see notes
US 0 - 2.0 mm
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
323 - 344 yards (295 - 315 m)
S-M / M-L
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The pattern “Vägvarda Socks” popped up in my mind, when we visited the oldest farm houses in the little village Örträsk in South Lappland / North Sweden. The flower motifs on the nicely painted walls reminded me of chicory flowers - called vägårda in Swedish.

This pattern is written in English and contains:
step for step written instructions
and two colorwork charts (leg and foot).

Sizes
Foot circumference: S-M approx. 20-21 cm, M-L approx. 22-23 cm
Foot and leg length: adjustable

The pattern is written for size M (2.25-2.5mm (US 1.0-1.5) needles).
but the size can easily be adjusted by the choice of the needle size.

Yarn
Fingering / sock weight yarn - e.g.
Runningyarns Trekkingyarn - 75% wool / 25 % polyamide
100 g = 420 m / 460 yds
or
Runningyarns Soft Sockyarn - 80% extrafine merino / 20% polyamide
100 g = 400 m / 437 yds

Approx. 70-75 g (295-315 m / 320-345 yards)
for sample M size pair of socks (EUR 41 / foot circumference 21 cm)

MC - off white - approx. 30-35 g / 125-145 m / 135-160 yds
CC1 - light blue - approx. 20-25 g / 85-105 m / 95-115 yds
CC2 - red - approx. 25 g / 105 m / 115 yds

There are some Trekking yarn Vägvarda Socks Sets available in my Etsy shop.

Gauge
34 sts x 36 rnds 10 cm / 4” on needles 2.25 - 2.5 (size S/M)
32 sts x 35 rnds 10 cm / 4” on needles 2.5 - 3.0 (size M/L)
colorwork after blocking

Needles
Double pointed needles 2.0 mm – 2.5mm (S-M)
resp. 2.5 - 3.0 mm (M-L)
depending on gauge and desired size / foot circumference

I knit my socks using double pointed needles.
Of course you can also use the Magic Loop method.

Feel free to use the tags #vägvardasock and #runningyarn on Instagram to share your work and finished socks!

This pattern was test knitted.