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Linnea knitted socks Novita Venla

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Long woollen socks from Novita Venla, adorned by frail flowers.
Magazine Novita Kevät 2019 -lehti (in Finnish)
Pattern N:o in Magazine 14
Skill level Intermediate
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    Availability:In stock
    SKU N011914
    Pattern details
    Size
    one size

    Yarn demand
    Novita Venla
    (010) Off White less than 100 g,
    (372) Mugworth less than 50 g and
    (505) Apple Blossom less than 50 g

    Needles and other supplies
    Double-pointed needles Novita 2½ mm (UK 12½ / US 1½) or size needed to obtain gauge

    Designer
    Minna Metsänen

    Details

    Using the Apple Blossom yarn, cast on 100 sts and distribute them onto four needles, 25 sts each. The beginning of the round is between needles I and IV. Begin the lace pattern from row 1 of chart I. Work the 5 st pattern repeat 20 times. Work rows 2-4. Now repeat rows 1-4 another 3 times.

    Join the off-white yarn and knit 1 round. Continue in stockinette st. On the first round, decrease 1 st on each needle = 96 sts.

    When the piece measures 7 cm, begin the colourwork pattern on row 1 of chart II. Work the 96 st pattern. Work rows 2-68 of chart II.

    1 st decreased at the beginning and end of rows 26, 32, 38, 44, 50, 56, 62 and 68. 80 sts on the needles after the decreases.

    Continue working stockinette st with the off-white yarn, decreasing as instructed. Decrease round: skp at the beginning of needles I and II, k2tog at the end of needles III and IV = 76 sts. Work 1 round even. Work another decrease round = 72 sts. Work 2 rounds even.. Repeat the decreases = 68 sts. Work 3 rounds even.. Work the decreases on needles I and IV only = 66 sts. Work 3 rounds even.. Work the decreases on needles I and IV only = 64 sts. Knit 2 rounds. The piece now measures approx. 34 cm.

    Redistribute the sts so you have 16 sts on each needle.

    Begin the heel flap: using Apple Blossom, knit the sts on needle I onto needle IV = 32 sts. Leave the other sts on hold and turn work.

    Begin the reinforced st pattern:

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

    Row 2: (WS) slip 1 st (yarn in back), purl to end of row. Turn work.

    Repeat rows 1-2 a total of 16 times (= 32 rows).

    Continue the reinforced st pattern as established and begin turning the heel: work until 11 sts remain at the left end of the heel flap. Work the skp decrease (= slip 1 st knitwise, k1, pass the slipped st over) and turn work. Slip 1, p10, p2tog. Turn work. Slip 1 st, work until 10 sts remain, skp. Continue in the same manner, decreasing sts at the sides with 12 sts in the middle. When only the middle sts remain, distribute the heel flap sts onto two needles, 6 sts each. K6 to move the yarn between needles IV and I. Use the off-white for the rest of the sock.

    Pick up onto needle I 16 sts from the left edge of the heel flap + 1 st from between the needles. Knit the 6 heel flap sts and knit the picked-up sts through the back loop. Knit the sts on needles II and III. Pick up 16 sts from the right edge of the heel flap + 1 st from between the needles. Knit the picked-up sts through the back loop onto needle IV.

    Continue working stockinette st with these 78 sts and begin the gusset decreases: k2tog at the end of needle I, skp at the beginning of needle IV. Repeat the decreases on every 2nd round until 16 sts remain on each needle.

    Keep working stockinette st until the sole measures 19 cm or until the sock covers your fifth toe.

    Begin the toe decreases: k2tog, k1 at the end of needles I and III, and k1, skp at the beginning of needles II and IV. Work the decreases on every 4th round 2 more times and then on every 2nd round until 7 sts remain on each needle. Then work the decreases on every round. When 8 sts remain in total, break the yarn, pull it through the sts and securely weave in.

    Knit the other sock to match.

    Finishing

    Lightly steam the socks.

    Pattern instructions
    Finished dimensions
    Shoe size 38/39

    Stitch patterns & gauge
    Stitch patterns
    - Lace cables: follow the chart and the written instructions.
    - Stockinette stitch in the round: knit all rows.
    - Colourwork: work stockinette stitch following the chart.

    Note:
    Twist the yarns around each other on the WS to avoid floats longer than 7 sts. The pink flowers can be knitted following the colourwork pattern or embroidered on the finished socks using duplicate stitches.

    Gauge
    32 sts of colourwork = 10 cm / 4 in



    Using the Apple Blossom yarn, cast on 100 sts and distribute them onto four needles, 25 sts each. The beginning of the round is between needles I and IV. Begin the lace pattern from row 1 of chart I. Work the 5 st pattern repeat 20 times. Work rows 2-4. Now repeat rows 1-4 another 3 times.

    Join the off-white yarn and knit 1 round. Continue in stockinette st. On the first round, decrease 1 st on each needle = 96 sts.

    When the piece measures 7 cm, begin the colourwork pattern on row 1 of chart II. Work the 96 st pattern. Work rows 2-68 of chart II.

    1 st decreased at the beginning and end of rows 26, 32, 38, 44, 50, 56, 62 and 68. 80 sts on the needles after the decreases.

    Continue working stockinette st with the off-white yarn, decreasing as instructed. Decrease round: skp at the beginning of needles I and II, k2tog at the end of needles III and IV = 76 sts. Work 1 round even. Work another decrease round = 72 sts. Work 2 rounds even.. Repeat the decreases = 68 sts. Work 3 rounds even.. Work the decreases on needles I and IV only = 66 sts. Work 3 rounds even.. Work the decreases on needles I and IV only = 64 sts. Knit 2 rounds. The piece now measures approx. 34 cm.

    Redistribute the sts so you have 16 sts on each needle.

    Begin the heel flap: using Apple Blossom, knit the sts on needle I onto needle IV = 32 sts. Leave the other sts on hold and turn work.

    Begin the reinforced st pattern:

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

    Row 2: (WS) slip 1 st (yarn in back), purl to end of row. Turn work.

    Repeat rows 1-2 a total of 16 times (= 32 rows).

    Continue the reinforced st pattern as established and begin turning the heel: work until 11 sts remain at the left end of the heel flap. Work the skp decrease (= slip 1 st knitwise, k1, pass the slipped st over) and turn work. Slip 1, p10, p2tog. Turn work. Slip 1 st, work until 10 sts remain, skp. Continue in the same manner, decreasing sts at the sides with 12 sts in the middle. When only the middle sts remain, distribute the heel flap sts onto two needles, 6 sts each. K6 to move the yarn between needles IV and I. Use the off-white for the rest of the sock.

    Pick up onto needle I 16 sts from the left edge of the heel flap + 1 st from between the needles. Knit the 6 heel flap sts and knit the picked-up sts through the back loop. Knit the sts on needles II and III. Pick up 16 sts from the right edge of the heel flap + 1 st from between the needles. Knit the picked-up sts through the back loop onto needle IV.

    Continue working stockinette st with these 78 sts and begin the gusset decreases: k2tog at the end of needle I, skp at the beginning of needle IV. Repeat the decreases on every 2nd round until 16 sts remain on each needle.

    Keep working stockinette st until the sole measures 19 cm or until the sock covers your fifth toe.

    Begin the toe decreases: k2tog, k1 at the end of needles I and III, and k1, skp at the beginning of needles II and IV. Work the decreases on every 4th round 2 more times and then on every 2nd round until 7 sts remain on each needle. Then work the decreases on every round. When 8 sts remain in total, break the yarn, pull it through the sts and securely weave in.

    Knit the other sock to match.

    Finishing

    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.

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