Are you an avid sock knitter? Or are you keen to start knitting socks?
Then Nordic Knitting Society’s Sock Club is something for you!
Every month you receive a new exciting sock pattern, the sock pattern of the month.
During a calendar year, you will meet many different designers, all of whom have their own style, favorite techniques and specialties. You may not love all the models and techniques, but we dare to promise that you will find new favorites!
The Sock Club in May
Östgyllen socks have an exciting and slightly different design!
Join us for a knitting adventure!
Östergötland is the region I moved to one late summer day over 30 years ago when I was about to start my engineering studies at the university.
The wide landscape around Östergötland is beautiful in the summer.
I often look upon that plain when I go to work.
Östergötland region has many lovely hidden places. The beautiful lakes surrounded by the oak landscape south of the city Linköping, the deep forest ‘Kolmårdskogarna’, the canal ‘Göta Kanal’, where I often walk, just to name a few places.
I hope you will be curious about visiting Östergötland!
/Anna “Yarnesty” Friberg
Thanks to Maria Lindstrand and Sofia Linderholt for beautiful pictures.
About the design
The first part of the socks that forms the tip of the shaft is knitted crosswise. The cast-on and ending stitches are knitted together to form a ring. Next, stitches are picked up at the upper end of the shaft to knit the cuff of the sock. Then stitches are picked up at the lower end of the shaft to knit a cuff which is for holding the sock in place. After that, the heel, foot and toe of the sock are knitted. The pattern includes both written instructions and diagrams.
In the pattern, discount codes for the yarn will be found at both “Östgötska handfärgarna”, Manduzana and Cloudberry Yarns.
Manduzana Sock, 75% merino, 25% nylon, stretch 425m/100g
250 (280) 310 (340) 370 meters or
Cloudberry Yarns Socktastic, 75% merino, 25% nylon, stretch 400m/100g
Main colour: 200 (240) 270 (320) 330 meters
Contrasting colour: 70 (80) 85 (90) 100 meters or other thin, durable sock yarn with approx. 400m/100g.
Keep in mind that the yarn consumption of the main color can change depending on how long the foot of the sock should be.
34 m and 45 rows = 10×10 cm in stockinette stitch in the round.
The gauge was achieved with needles 2.5 mm, but I knit tightly so you may need to choose one or two sizes smaller on the needles to achieve same
A (B) C (D) E
The socks are designed to be tight, approx. 1-5 cm smaller than the foot it should fit on. Estimated foot measurement around the foot of the sock, 13.5 (16) 18 (20.5) 23 cm to fit a foot with a circumference around the front part of the foot (just before the toes) of 14.5-18.5 (17-21) 19-23 (21.5-25.5) 24-28 cm
It would be great if you would share your photos on social media and tag them #Yarnesty #ÖstergyllenSockar and #nordickknittingsociety
Then we find each other’s pictures more easily and can inspire eachother!