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These Fana socks, in four sizes, are inspired by the 19th century Norwegian cardigan from the Fana region near Bergen. The construction of these socks includes a two-color, three strand cast-on, the classic Star, Checkerboard, and Dotted Band motifs of the Fana Cardigan, a color patterned stockinette stitch heel, and a Round Heel and Toe shaping.
Two-color Three Strand Cast-on
Knitting With A Yarn in Each Hand
Multi-color Continental Knitting
Round Heel and Toe Construction
Theory boxes, schematic, and chart are included.
In 2-color Dotted Band pattern, stockinette stitch: 8 stitches/inch, 10 rounds/ inch.
Beth Brown-Reinsel is an author and internationally known teacher of the historic knitting techniques of 19th century Northern Europe. Her love of these traditions comes through on her website which offers her knitting books, DVDs, schedule of workshops in North America and Europe, blog and eNewsletter sign up.