Typographer Carl sock


My grandfather’s name was Carl and he lived with his family in Umeå for most of his life. There he worked as a typographer at the local newspaper Västerbottens Folkblad.
I am fascinated by that profession. Partly because it’s hardly needed anymore, and partly because I think about what an enormous amount of work it must have been to set a whole newspaper so that it can be printed during the night, and when you’re done, you tear it all up to start again. Not entirely unlike knitting, but luckily you only need to unravel when you’ve made mistakes you can’t stand :).
This is how designer Anna Friberg describes the story behind the Carl the Typographer sock.

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Limmo-design hand-dyed sock yarn (75% wool, 25% nylon) 420m/100g 310 (340, 370, 400) m
Keep in mind that the length of the sock affects the amount of yarn used.

Small (Medium, Large, X-Large)
The sock is designed to be snug with a negative range of motion of about 0.5-4 cm to fit a foot with a circumference of 15.5-19 (17.5-21, 20-23.5, 22-25.5) cm. The length of the sock is adjustable. For a good fit, knit them about 1.5 cm shorter than the length of the foot.

The socks are knitted with a tight knit to create a more durable fabric.
With 2.25 mm
36 sts and 48 rows = 10×10 cm stocking stitch after blocking
36 sts and 48 rows = 10×10 cm pattern after blocking.
Ensure that both lap and stitch counts are correct to obtain socks.
that fits well on the foot. I knit hard, so you may need to go down in size.
knitting size, or hold the yarn tighter to achieve knitting strength.