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Ruusu means rose in Finnish. It has a colorwork rose on both sides of the cuff and the pattern comes with a strong heel with beautiful cable detail.
This pretty pair of socks is knitted toe up. The pattern is written for the magic loop method, but can be adjusted for double pointed needles.
The Ladder-Back Jacquard technique is used in the colorwork section and the fabric is thus stretchier than stranded colorwork would produce. If you knit stranded colorwork you might need more stitches or bigger needles for the colorwork section.
Gauge, notions, needles
56 (60, 64, 68, 72) sts
S1 (S2, M1, M2, L)
Finished measurements (unstretched):
Cuff : 7 (7.5, 8, 8.5, 9)’’
17.5 (19, 20, 21, 22.5) cm around
Select size with approximately 0.8’’ 2cm
of negative ease. Measure your foot
circumference around the ball of the foot.
Needles: US 0 30’’ 2mm 80cm and US 1
30’’ 2.25mm 80cm or longer circular
needles. Adjust needle size to obtain the
Other: Tapestry needle
Gauge: 32 sts and 44 rows per 4 inches
(10cm) in stockinette after blocking.
Fingering weight sock yarn.
MC: 437 yards (400 meters)
CC: 88 yards (80 meters)
Size: 60 sts
Foot length: 9.4’’ (24 cm)
Leg length: 8.7’’ (22 cm)
MC: Louhittaren Luola Väinämöinen 437
yards / 400 meters / 100g,
colour Hattara (256 yards / 236 m / 59g)
CC: Louhittaren Luola Väinämöinen 437
yards / 400 meters / 100g,
colour Hempi (44 yards, 40m / 10g)
Suitable yarns for this project:
- Lang Yarns Jawoll. Basic sock yarn with more than 30 shades. Solid colors.
- Coop Knits Socks Yeah! Merino sock yarn with plenty of beautiful variegated shades to choose from.
- West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4 Ply. Basic sock yarn with more than 40 shades. Solid colors.
- Cascade Heritage Solids. Merino sock yarn with 60 beautiful shades.
Abbreviations used in the pattern
BO = bind off
CC = contrasting color
CO = cast on
k = knit
k1fb = knit into front of the stitch, leave stitch on the needle and knit into the back of the same stitch (= increase 1 st).
k1tbl = Knit 1 through the back loop.
k2tog = Knit 2 stitches together.
MC = main color
mds = Make double stitch. Slip 1 stitch purlwise with yarn in front. Bring yarn up, over and back to pull on the slipped stitch until it slides around to show two legs.
If you are unfamiliar with the technique see a tutorial with images here.
p = purl
p1fb = purl into the front and back of one stitch ( = increase 1 st)
ssk = slip 1 st kwise, slip another st kwise, then slide the left-hand needle into the front part of both stitches and knit them together ( = decrease 1 st ).
st / sts = stitch / stitches