Originally designed for the 2012 round of Super Sock Scarefest, the Elizabeta Knee Sock was inspired by the 1992 movie Bram Stoker's Dracula. Elizabeta was the wife of Vlad who was tricked into believing that he was killed in battle, which lead to her to take her own life. After learning of her heath, Vlad was told that she would burn in hell for taking her life. Enraged, Vlad rejected the church and became Dracula, taking his revenge on helpless victims.
The knee-high features a dainty lace pattern throughout, and a crown on the back of the calf to symbolize Elizabeta's royal status as the true bride of the ruler of Transylva. The reverse stockinette from the calf continues down to the heel, through the sole of the foot, and finishes on the toe. It is worked from the top down, and is written for the two circular method of sock knitting, but can be easily adjusted to DPN's or magic loop. Negative ease is used through the leg to help keep the sock in place, although you may also hold a strand of elastic thread together with the yarn when working the cuff.
8 sts per inch in stockinette, in the round. Be sure to knit your swatch in the round changes your gauge. Take time to check gauge carefully to ensure proper fi t & adequate yardage.
450 yards of Fingering weight
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