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Spring in the Air socks Novita 7 Veljestä Korpi and 7 Veljestä Example 1
IntermediateSpringDutch Heel

Spring in the Air socks Novita 7 Veljestä Korpi and 7 Veljestä

For Marjut Ruusuvaara, every sock tells a story. Kevättä ilmassa (€œSpring is in the air€) takes you to that magic moment when winter finally subsides, giving way to the budding green beneath.

Size(s)

Shoe size 34(38)42 (EUR)

Yarn demand

Novita 7 Veljestä Korpi (998) Woods Path 100(100)150 g Novita 7 Veljestä (011) White 50(50)50 g

Needles and other supplies

Double-pointed needles Novita 3½ mm (US 4) or size needed to obtain gauge. If needed use 0,5 mm larger needles for the colourwork sections to avoid a too tight fabric.

Designer

Marjut Ruusuvaara

Stitch patterns
- Twisted ribbing in the round: *k1 through back loop, p1*

Using White cast on 48(52)56 sts and divide them onto four double-pointed needles, 12(13)14 sts each. The beginning of round is between needles I and IV. Work twisted ribbing in the round for 4(5)5 cm.

Switch to Woods Path and work stockinette st in the round. Note that the vertical white stripes are embroidered onto the finished sock using duplicate sts.

When the leg measures 11(12)14 cm, begin the colourwork pattern on row 1 of the chart. Repeat the 12(13)14 st pattern 4 times. Note: Twist the yarns around each other on the WS (at different points on back-to-back rows) to avoid floats longer than 4 sts. Work rows 2-18 of the chart.

Work stockinette st in the round with Woods Path until the leg measures 19(21)24 cm.

On the next round decrease 1 st on each needle by k2tog = 44(48)52 sts, 11(12)13 sts each. Work 1 round with White and 1 round with Woods Path.

Begin heel flap: using Woods Path knit the sts on needle I onto needle IV = 22(24)26 sts. Leave the other sts on hold. Turn work and begin reinforced stitch pattern:

Row 1: (WS) slip 1 with yarn in back, purl to end. Turn work.

Row 2: (RS) *slip 1 with yarn in back, k1*, repeat *-* to end. Turn work.

Work rows 1-2 11(12)13 times in total [= 22(24)26 rows].

Work the WS row once more and begin turning the heel: continue the reinforced pattern as established. Work the RS row until 8(9)9 sts remain. Skp (= slip 1 knitwise, k1, pass slipped st over), turn work. Slip 1, p6(6)8, p2tog, turn work. Slip 1, work to last 7(8)8 sts, skp. Continue in this manner, decreasing at the ends with 8(8)10 sts in the middle. When only the middle sts remain, divide the sts onto two needles, 4(4)5 sts each. Knit the 4(4)5 sts on needle IV.

Using needle I pick up 11(12)13 sts from the left end of the heel flap + 1 st from between the flap and needle II. Knit the 4(4)5 heel flap sts and knit the picked-up sts through the back loop. Knit the sts on needles II and III. Using the needle with 4(4)5 sts pick up 11(12)13 sts from the right end + 1 st from between needle III and the heel flap. Knit the picked-up sts through the back loop and k4(4)5.

With these 54(58)64 sts work stockinette st and begin gusset decreases: at the end of needle I, k2tog; at the beginning of needle IV, skp. Repeat the decreases every other round 4(4)5 more times = 44(48)52 sts, 11(12)13 sts each.

Note: When you have worked 6 rounds with all sts after the heel flap (with 7 Woods Path rounds on needles II and III after the previous white stripe), work 2 rounds White, 6 rounds Woods Path, 3 rounds White, 5 rounds Woods Path, 4 rounds White and 4 rounds Woods Path. After each time there is 1 round more on a White stripe and 1 round less on a Woods Path stripe.

Continue in this manner until there would be no more Woods Path stripes or until the sole measures 17(20)22 cm.

Use White for the rest of the sock and begin toe decreases: at the end of each needle k2tog. Repeat the decreases every other round twice more and then 7(8)9 times on every round. Break yarn, pull it through the remaining 8 sts and securely weave in.

Knit the other sock in the same manner.

Finishing

Using White, embroider 1 st wide vertical stripes on the leg with duplicate stitches. Make the stripes different lengths (4-14 rows).

Steam the socks lightly.

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