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Norwegian Fana Socks


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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. FEATURED TECHNIQUES 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. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Ability to knit in the round with double-pointed needles, Magic Loop, or two circulars GAUGE In 2-color Dotted Band pattern, stockinette stitch: 8 stitches/inch, 10 rounds/ inch. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Circumference of sock leg: Small (6"), Medium (7.5"), Large (9"), Extra Large (10.5") Check the schematic at the end of this pattern to determine the dimensions of the garment you are knitting, in case you need to make adjustments.

Supplies Needed

  • Yarn: sport weight wool (246 yards/100 gram skein) or try sock yarn for a lighter-weight sock: 1 (1,1,2) skeins of Main Color yarn (darker yarn) 1 skein of Contrasting Color yarn (lighter yarn)
  • Needles: U.S. sizes 0 and 2 (2.0 and 2.75 mm) dp needles, or size needed to obtain gauge

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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 signup: