This sock pattern is inspired by the Norwegian Lusekofte, or lice jacket, of the late 19th century in the Setesdal Valley. The heel features a star motif. (There are three star motifs, depending on the size knitted.) The socks are stranded, knitted from the top to the toe, and are constructed with the Band Heel and the Wide Toe. Information on the Double Cast on, knitting with a yarn in each hand, and Kitchener Stitch is included.
The Double Cast-On
Knitting With a Yarn in Each Hand
The Band Heel
The Wide Toe
Theory boxes, photographs, charts, and schematic are included.
In 2-color stockinette stitch (lus pattern) on size US 0 (2 mm) ndls: 8 sts and 10rnds/ inch
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