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A Midsummer Night’s Dream socks Novita Venla

A Midsummer Night’s Dream socks Novita Venla

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Beautiful socks by Sari Nordlund with embroidered flowers in Novita Venla.
Magazine Novita Kesäextra 2020 (in Finnish)
Pattern N:o in Magazine 28
Skill level Intermediate
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    Availability:In stock
    SKU N02X2028
    Pattern details
    Size
    38(40)44

    Yarn demand
    Novita Venla
    (010) Off White 100(150)150 g,
    (372) Mugwort <50(50)50 g and
    some Novita Venla (539) Willowherb, (285) Saffron, (505) Apple Blossom, (764) Lupine
     


    Needles and other supplies
    Double-pointed needles or circular needle (80 cm / 32 in)
     
    for Magic Loop technique Novita 2½ mm (US 1½)
     
    for stockinette st and 3 mm (UK 11 / US 2½) for colourwork, or sizes needed


    Designer
    Sari Nordlund

    Details
    Using the Magic Cast On method cast on 24(24)28 sts onto two needles, 12(12)14 sts each. https://www.novitaknits.com/fi/fi/tutorials/villasukan-neulominen/novita-magic-cast-tekniikalla-sukat
     
    Use the double-pointed needles, or the circular needle if you’re using the Magic Loop technique. https://www.novitaknits.com/fi/fi/tutorials/villasukan-neulominen/magic-loop-tekniikka-eli-luuppaus
     
    Place marker for beginning of round. Work as follows:
     
    Round 1: k12(12)14, place marker, work to end of round.
     
    Round 2: *kfb (= knit front and back), work to last 2 sts before marker, kfb, k1*, repeat *–*. 4 sts increased, 28(28)32 sts on the needles.
     
    Round 3: knit all sts.
     
    Repeat rounds 2–3 8(9)9 more times. 32(36)36 sts increased, 60(64)68 sts on the needles.
     
    Work stockinette st until the sock measures 19(20,5)23 cm or 5 cm from desired foot length.
     
    Hourglass heel: work stockinette st to first marker, turn work, slip 1 st purlwise with yarn in front, tighten the yarn in the back of the work so the loops of the slipped st from the previous round come over the needle = double stitch. Purl to marker, turn work, make another double stitch. Keep working short rows, turning the work before the previous double stitch.
     
    When 12(12)14 sts remain in the middle and you have last worked a RS row, begin long rows. Work the middle 12(12)14 sts and 1 double st (work the loops of the double st together to form one st). *Turn work, slip 1 purlwise. Work the row until you reach a double st at the other end. Work the double st.* Repeat *–* until all sts are back on the needles. Place a marker at the beginning of round.
     
    Work stockinette st until the leg measures 4(4)6 cm from the marker or 11 cm less than desired length.
     
    Begin the colourwork pattern on row 1 of chart I. Repeat the 4 st pattern 15(16)17 times. Work rows 2–25 of the chart.
     
    Work 4 rounds of stockinette st in the round using Off White.
     
    Work twisted ribbing for 3 cm, then loosely bind off in pattern.
     
    Knit the other sock in the same manner. Use chart II for the colourwork.
     
     
    Finishing
     
    Embroider the flowers on the leg using satin stitches, French knots and detached chain stitches.
     
    Lightly steam the socks.
    Pattern instructions
    Finished dimensions


    Stitch patterns & gauge
    Stitch patterns
    - Twisted ribbing in the round: *k1 through back loop, p1*, repeat *–* to end of round.
    - Stockinette stitch in the round: knit all rows.
    - Colourwork in the round: work stockinette st following the chart and instructions.
     
    Gauge
    30 sts and 36 rows in stockinette st or colourwork = 10 cm / 4 in
     
    Note
    The socks are knitted from the toe up.


    Using the Magic Cast On method cast on 24(24)28 sts onto two needles, 12(12)14 sts each. https://www.novitaknits.com/fi/fi/tutorials/villasukan-neulominen/novita-magic-cast-tekniikalla-sukat
     
    Use the double-pointed needles, or the circular needle if you’re using the Magic Loop technique. https://www.novitaknits.com/fi/fi/tutorials/villasukan-neulominen/magic-loop-tekniikka-eli-luuppaus
     
    Place marker for beginning of round. Work as follows:
     
    Round 1: k12(12)14, place marker, work to end of round.
     
    Round 2: *kfb (= knit front and back), work to last 2 sts before marker, kfb, k1*, repeat *–*. 4 sts increased, 28(28)32 sts on the needles.
     
    Round 3: knit all sts.
     
    Repeat rounds 2–3 8(9)9 more times. 32(36)36 sts increased, 60(64)68 sts on the needles.
     
    Work stockinette st until the sock measures 19(20,5)23 cm or 5 cm from desired foot length.
     
    Hourglass heel: work stockinette st to first marker, turn work, slip 1 st purlwise with yarn in front, tighten the yarn in the back of the work so the loops of the slipped st from the previous round come over the needle = double stitch. Purl to marker, turn work, make another double stitch. Keep working short rows, turning the work before the previous double stitch.
     
    When 12(12)14 sts remain in the middle and you have last worked a RS row, begin long rows. Work the middle 12(12)14 sts and 1 double st (work the loops of the double st together to form one st). *Turn work, slip 1 purlwise. Work the row until you reach a double st at the other end. Work the double st.* Repeat *–* until all sts are back on the needles. Place a marker at the beginning of round.
     
    Work stockinette st until the leg measures 4(4)6 cm from the marker or 11 cm less than desired length.
     
    Begin the colourwork pattern on row 1 of chart I. Repeat the 4 st pattern 15(16)17 times. Work rows 2–25 of the chart.
     
    Work 4 rounds of stockinette st in the round using Off White.
     
    Work twisted ribbing for 3 cm, then loosely bind off in pattern.
     
    Knit the other sock in the same manner. Use chart II for the colourwork.
     
     
    Finishing
     
    Embroider the flowers on the leg using satin stitches, French knots and detached chain stitches.
     
    Lightly steam the socks.

    Skill levels

    Beginner

    Have you just learned to knit, maybe still trying to figure out the very basics like knit and purl stitches? Or are you picking up knitting again for the first time since elementary school? Start here.

    Technique

    Beginner-level patterns include only basic knitting techniques: knitting and purling. You’ll also need to cast on and cast off stitches. The projects can be worked flat or in the round. Easy, regular decreases are used. Most patterns are worked in stockinette or garter stitch. Other simple stitch patterns may occur, and they are always detailed in the written pattern. Stripes of different colours may be used, but no more advanced colourwork.

    Patterns

    All patterns are written and do not include charts. Abbreviations are not used. Getting gauge is not crucial to the finished piece. Patterns include mostly accessories such as scarved and beanies. Pillowcases and other home decoration pieces.

    Adventurous beginner

    Got the basics covered? You’d like to take a swing at your first pair of socks, perhaps some easy cables or colourwork? A treasure of patterns awaits you on this level.

    Technique

    Patterns on this level may include simple colourwork, cables or lace. Colourwork patterns repeats are relatively short, cables simple and symmetrical and lace patterns easy and relatively small, covering details rather than entire pieces. The colourwork, cable and lace stitches are not worked into decreases or increases. Colourwork yarn floats are short, max. 3-4 stitches. Picking up stitches may occur. On this level, you’ll also find easy patterns using domino knitting, log cabin knitting or tunisian crochet.

    Patterns

    Patterns may include simple charts. In case special techniques are employed, they are detailed our in the instructions, either as text or e.g. through videos. The patterns may also suggest ”shortcuts”, i.e. easier ways to accomplish a technique. Most of the basic socks with heel flaps or afterthought heels are on this level, as well as mittens with no-gusset thumbs. There’s also plenty of sweaters, usually yoke sweaters or raglan sleeve sweaters.

    Intermediate

    So knitting is a regular hobby for you? Abbreviations, charts and instructions are no more than a walk in the park? Perhaps you’re looking for something to challenge yourself with, even at the odds of frogging?

    Technique

    In addition to basic techniques, some special techniques may be employed on this level, e.g. short rows. The same pattern may include both lace and cables. Magic loop knitting or entrelac, two-coloured brioche stitch, also here. In general, patterns require a more advanced ability to "read" your knitting. Lace patterns are also more advanced than on the previous level, but the lace stitches are still worked on right side only. Intarsia may be included, but in relatively simple and symmetrical patterns.

    Patterns

    Patterns on this level can feature concurrent shaping, e.g. neckline shaping at the same time as sleeve decreases or sleeve decreases into cable pattern. Sweater sleeves may require more advanced shaping. Most of our sweaters are at this level. Other patterns include e.g. magic loop patterns and toe-up socks.

    Advanced

    Turn off that telly and lash the doors, maximum concetration required! Although this skill level doesn’t bring much more in terms of technique, there’s simply more going on at the same time. Skill, concentration and perception are requisite.

    Technique

    On this level, you’ll find more advanced intarsia patterns, including intarsia in the round. Brioche patterns with decreases and/or cables are also here. Beginning of rounds may shift and multiple markers are needed. Lace or cable stitches may be worked also from wrong side. We’ve also included patterns featuring steeks here. Steeking isn’t hard as such, but requires the nerves and confidence of an experienced knitter.

    Patterns

    Patterns may include complex steps and require simultaneous reading of both charts and written instructions. Gauge may vary over different steps of the project. The patterns often feature much details and a combination of techniques. The size of the project is not what determines whether it’s advanced or not; focus is on technique, overall complexity and the risk of errors during the project.

    Gauge & Swatching

    Gauge and Swatching

    Every pattern is based on a certain gauge, expressed as stitches or rows per 10 cm. It is important that you make a swatch to check your gauge before you start the actual project. If your gauge doesn’t match the pattern’s gauge, your finished garment won’t be the correct size either.

    Swatching Start by knitting a swatch. Use the yarn, the needles and the stitch pattern you intend to use in the project. Make the swatch a little wider than 10 cm, so that you’ll be able to measure the stitches properly. Block the swatch by pinning it to a surface, then steam it gently. Count the stitches; put a pin in a stitch, then measure 10 cm from that stitch and put another pin there. Count the stitches from pin to pin – that’s your gauge! If needed, measure both horizontal and vertical gauge (rows). If you’re measuring rib or brioche stitches, stretch out the swatch slightly before measuring.

    Adjusting gauge

    If your gauge doesn’t match the pattern gauge, you can adjust it by switching needle size. If your swatch has too few stitches per 10 cm (i.e. your knitting is too loose), switch to smaller needles. Conversely, if your swatch has too many stitches per 10 cm, your knitting is too tight and you’ll need a larger pair of needles. Always knit another swatch in order to determine proper gauge and sizing. Also note that the pattern yardage only applies to the pattern yarn, the yardage may differ if you choose another yarn.

    Size charts

    Here you find size guides for your knitting projects!




     
     




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