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  • Dancing Sunlight - Socks

    Dancing Sunlight Socks are charming, timeless socks, reminiscent of a typical Bavarian-style of knitwear. They are inspired by traditional knitting patterns used for Bavarian costumes. These garments are kept as precious heirlooms and handed from one generation to the next. Hopefully, everyone – whether knitting or receiving such a pair of socks - may regard them as an heirloom and one day turn them to a coming generation.

    The socks are knitted from the cuff down. The Dancing Sunlight Pattern is a pattern of twisted stitches, 1/1 cables, and a small lace pattern which runs around the leg and over the instep. The heel is worked as a French Heel with a reinforced heel flap in slip-stitch pattern and a small edging in garter stitch, which ensures a perfect rounded fit. The socks are for adventurous beginners but they are also an enjoyable project for experienced knitters who like to  add some ‘icing on the cake techniques’ to their knitting knowledge.

    Designer

    Barbara von Stieglitz

    Yarn

    Garthenor Organic Snowdonia Sock

    Where to get it

    This pattern is available in Making Stories Magazine Issue 10, Heirloom.


    Our Yarn Recommendation for the Dancing Sunlight - Socks:


    Pattern Details:

    SIZES
    1 (2, 3, 4, 5)
    Finished foot circumference: 20 (21.25, 22.5, 23.75, 25) cm / 7.75 (8.25, 8.75, 9.25, 9.75)”

    YARN
    Garthenor Organic, Snowdonia Sock (75% Romney, 25% Hebridean Wool; 200 metres / 219 yards per 50 g)

    MC: 190 (220, 260, 315, 360) metres / 210 (245, 285, 350, 395) yards

    CC: 45 (55, 70, 85, 100) metres / 50 (65, 80, 95, 110) yards

    Sample shown is knitted in colourways Bala (MC), and Juniper (CC). Hanna Lisa wears a size 2 with 1.75 / 0.75" of negative ease.

    NEEDLES
    2.25 mm / US 1 circular needle with a cable length of at least 80 cm / 32“ (or needle size to obtain gauge)

    This pattern uses the magic loop technique. To use double-pointed needles, divide sts between 4 needles, and rearrange sts accordingly to accommodate the pattern.

    GAUGE
    30 sts x 48 rounds = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (in the round, in charted pattern, after blocking)

    NOTIONS
    • Blocking tools (sock blockers, optional)
    • Cable needle (optional)
    • Darning needle
    • Removable stitch marker
    • Tape measure

    FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
    • Foot circumference: 20 (21.25, 22.5, 23.75, 25) cm / 7.75 (8.25, 8.75, 9.25, 9.75)”
    • Leg length: 15 cm / 6”, customisable for any length

    CONTRIBUTORS
    • Model: Hanna Lisa Haferkamp
    • Photography: Melinda Dela Costa
    • Tech Editing: Jessica Schwab
    • Graphic Design: Camille Romano


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