Krotasokkar--A Norwegian Stocking

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Krotasokkar--A Norwegian Stocking Pattern


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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Women, Men, Girls, Boys



Skill Level:

intermediate skill level requirement Advanced

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit
  • Purl
  • Twist stitches
  • Read a graph

Pattern Description:

I created this pattern based on a picture of a stocking in a museum in Norway. Traditionally the stockings were knit top down and then the natural white was for the men and the women's stockings were dyed black after being knit up. I found it fascinating that Norwegian stockings were not necessarily color work featuring snowflakes and the Knots and cross designs, but instead a serious of tiny twisted and travelling stitches in a solid color.

The design is a pattern of twisted and traveling stitches, purls, and tiny cable-like stitches. I designed the sock to be worked toe up, but it can easily be altered and worked cuff down.


9 sts = 1 inch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Adult average but can be adjusted for children's sizes also


  • 100g. light fingering weight sock yarn
  • One set of five 2.5mm (US size 1) dpn's

Suggested yarn:

440 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Jawoll superwash



About Designer

About Designer

StitchWitch69 on

I love all crafts and art. My grandmother taught me to knit and crochet, my grandfather taught me to oil paint and watercolor, my great-grandmother taught me to sew and design clothes, and my mother taught me how to quilt and embroider. Funny thing is, they all taught me these things starting when I was about five years old. I continued to develop my skills all the way through high school ...

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