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My name is Maria Ekblad and I live in Sweden. I have been knitting since I was a child.

I alway try to understand knitting and how stitches are linked together. This helps me to understand ...

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Solemate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit in the round
  • Increases and decreases
  • Use stitch markers
  • Knit, purl and slip stitches
  • Knit flat
  • Judy's Magic Cast on
  • Yarn Over Short Row Heel (described in pattern)

Pattern Description:

This a pattern for the experienced sock knitter who is looking for a challenge! An untraditional construction makes these socks so special. Use fingering (4-ply) sock yarn. The pattern is ideal for selfstriping yarn. The pattern has four sizes and instructions on how to modify the pattern, for instance for high instep or wide calves. Most parts of the sock are knit back and forth. Only small parts of the sock are knit in the round. The sole of the sock is textured, thick and comfy. Two alternatives are given in the pattern: Eye of Partridge and Chinese Waves. If the sole of the socks gets worn out you can reknit the sole (instructions for this is not in the pattern). The instructions are written. The pattern also contains a sketch showing the different sections of the sock and in which order and direction they are knit. At the later part of the pattern no exact stitch counts are given. This is because the stitch count may vary due to foot length knit and adjustments made for fit. The pattern gives instructions how to knit each part, but you might have to make smaller adjustments like adding a half repeat or make a SSK instead of a SSSK when you run out of stitches.


32 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches If you want to knit to a higher gauge choose a bigger size. And to a lower gauge choose a smaller size.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • X-Small: 16 cm / 6,25
  • Small: 19 cm / 7,5
  • Medium: 22 cm / 8,75
  • Large: 25 cm / 10
  • Choose size depending on foot width. Foot length and leg width are optional/adjustable


  • Fingering sock yarn (weight: 4-ply) 350 - 500 yards (320 - 457 m)
  • 2 circular needles - or one circular needle and a set of dpn's - US 11/2 - 2.5 mm, Delete
  • The pattern works very well with selfstiping yarn!

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