Wild Strawberry Socks by Carmen Jorissen

Wild Strawberry Socks

July 2019
Sport (12 wpi) ?
32 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
EU sizes 35-47 (foot length approx 23-28cm)
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The Wild Strawberry socks use a Swedish knitting technique from around 1939 called Bohus Stickning. It features both colourwork knitting and the combination of knit and purl stitches, creating an interesting textured fabric. Traditionally, the Bohus technique is used on a mix of light wool and angora yarns.

For the sample, I have used Scheepjes Our Tribe yarns in the colourways Jellina Creations (dark orange/purple) and Haak Maar Raak (lighter red/pastels). You will only need 100grams (1 ball) of each colour, this is enough for every size.

These socks are knit from the toe up, and the heels are german short row heels. I have instruction videos for the cast on and the heel on my Youtube Channel New Leaf Podcast.

Toe - cast on
German Short Row Heel