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Blue elephant socks

from Sandra Jaeger's Strickstuebchen
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Blue elephant socks
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Basic Skills Necessary:

  • some experience with two-color stranded knitting

Pattern Description:

You would not believe how these socks came into existence.
There(tm)s a book of a mind reader on the German market with the subtitle Don(tm)t think of a blue elephant. I couldn(tm)t get the idea out of my head until these socks were finished.

Cute blue elephant socks with a white mouse peerie in two colours.
A good beginner project for stranded knitting because both colours are used through the complete project. So there is no need to weave in any new colours.

Heel, toe and cuff are knitted in dark blue only.

The knitting instruction includes the toe up way as well as top down. So you can choose which way you like best.

The size I knit will fit size 38 and 39.
There are also some notes included for knitting smaller and bigger sizes.

I hope you will like them as much as I do!

Enjoy and happy knitting!


Knitting gauge: 1 x 1 inch: 8 stitches and 9 rows (needle size 3.0 mm) in stranded knitting

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Size 38/39: 60 stitches (15 stitches per needle) and needle size 3.0 mm


  • about 70 g of dark blue 4-ply sock yarn
  • about 60 g of off-white 4-ply sock yarn
  • 5 double pointed needles 3.0 mm

You Will Also Need:

  • tapestry needle to weave in the ends

Suggested yarn:

230 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Opal uni solid, Buttinette sckli


blue and off-white
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