varney by ash alberg


December 2018
Light Fingering ?
36 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in over stockinette, in the round, blocked
US 1 - 2.25 mm
460 yards (421 m)
to fit 8” (20.5cm) foot circumference; adjustable foot length; height from top of heel: 6” (15cm)
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anyone who purchases both penny dreadful and tiptoe will automatically receive 20% off. past purchases apply. individual sales for this pattern will go live on friday, december 21.

vampires are possibly the most seductive of the monster myths. we can thank varney for the particular trope of sharp teeth, among many other familiar aspects of the modern vampire. pre-dating dracula by over 50 years, varney is the father to all your favourite trashy blood-drenched tales of darkness.

these socks are deceptively simple, and perfect for having on your needles while you binge watch the many vampire movies available to you. knit up a pair for the person you’re trying to seduce…consensually, of course. no glimmer here.

welcome to a season of penny dreadfuls, and socks inspired by the 19th century equivalent of pulp fiction.

needles: US 1 (2.25mm) dpns OR circular needles appropriate for preferred method, or size needed to obtain gauge

yarn: 368 yards (337 metres), 80g of fingering weight yarn (mc) AND 87 yards (84 metres), 20g of fingering weight yarn (cc)
sample shown in nox yarn co’s mars sock (75% superwash merino/25% nylon, 460 yards 421 metres, 100g) x 1 skein in lupus dei (mc) and nox yarn co’s luna sock (75% superwash merino/20% nylon/5% stellina, 435 yards 398 metres, 100g) x 1 20g mini-skein in edith (cc)

notions: 2 stitch markers, sock blockers (optional)

gauge: 36 stitches x 40 rounds = 4” (10cm), in stockinette, worked in the round, blocked