Sunday, 2 May 2010

A Norwegian Krotasokkar for May

Here it is!  I am sorry that there wasn't a "Sneek Peek" this past month, but I have had a crazy month.  I am just lucky to have it done--stayed up late last night finishing.

I know all of you are saying, "Norwegian socks are multi-colored and almost always have some sort of snowflake pattern incorporated in the design."  Well, in my quest to know all things "socks" I came across a picture of a Norwegian stocking in a museum that was not like any I'd ever seen.  Perfect!!  I thought.  The stocking I saw is originally from Setesdal and the socks were knit in natural white and then if they were for a woman they would be dyed black.  Men wore the white.

The design is a pattern of twisted and traveling stitches, purls, and tiny cable-like stitches.  I designed the sock to be worked toe up, but it can easily be altered and worked cuff down.  

The pattern will be on Google in just a few minutes.
Happy Knitting! 

7 comments:

RoteSchnegge said...

thank you - I think I will do it in a light blue ...

marit said...

This is probably a sock that originally was used together with the "bunad"- the nationalcostume that they have used in Setesdalen almost till now. Whn my mom moved to Norway in 1960 andwent to town (Kristiansand) older women from Setesdal would still be wearing those clothes when going to town.
Anyway- I'm looking forward to knitting it!

Hege said...

Looking forward to knit these :)

Sandy and Steve said...

Toe up are my favorites! Thanks, Tama. We are traveling and I'll need to search for a yarn store. The only yarn I have with me is self-striping, and the Maizie that splits. Not good for fancy stitches. LOL

MariecusBruyn said...

What a great pattern!
I'm going to my yarn right away.

Nui said...

Thank you! I was hoping for a toe up pattern this month. Looking forward to casting on.

jardinrouge said...

These are lovely socks. Normally I prefer charts, however I am grateful for the written instructions because some of the symbols are foreign to me, and the lines do not match.