Antti socks pattern
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Antti is a very popular men’s name in Finland and these socks look like something my grandmother could have made for the men in our family. The inspiration for the colorwork motif comes from the traditional Finnish sweater pattern Jussi-paita.
The socks are worked toe-up and the pattern comes with a reinforced heel flap and gusset but instructions for german short row heel and afterthought heel are provided as well. The pattern is written for the magic loop method, but can be adjusted for double pointed needles as well.
Sample socks are knitted with DK weight sock yarn Novita Nalle. It’s available almost in every grocery store here in Finland and one could say that it is some kind of national sock yarn. Nalle is one of my favorite sock yarns because it’s affordable and durable (I once accidentally machine washed the socks at high temperature and they came out unharmed). It is a bit rustic and has a beautiful stitch definition so it works for textured sock patterns as well.
You may substitute the yarn with any DK weight wool and nylon blend.