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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 ...
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 winning contests and awards along the way. In college I was able to support myself by selling clothes I had designed and sewn and crocheted baby items.
I spent about 15 years sewing professionally for a variety of businesses and then switched gears to my knitting skills and began designing and knitting socks. I still spend about 6 to 10 hours a day designing and knitting, own a yarn store, have taught myself to spin yarn, and weave, and teach classes on all of it.
I feel SO fortunate to have been raised by such an incredibly talented family. It has brought me countless hours of pleasure and has allowed me to bless the lives of others who love and appreciate such items but never had the opportunity to learn.
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
440 yards of Fingering weight