This pattern is of particular significance to me for a number of reasons. As a mixed race, white presenting person, I have always felt very conflicted about my identity. It wasn’t until just a few years ago that I started doing some important work to better understand my place in the world and how I could own both sides, without needing to resort to ‘halves’. The bodhi leaf is a symbol of many things in Sri Lankan culture, but for me it’s one of the first physical and natural ties I have to that beautiful country. So this design is an homage to the half that people can’t see, built into a supportive pattern that will hopefully last you a lifetime.Happy knitting!
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These toe-up stranded colourwork socks feature an integrated colourwork fleegle heel and colourwork chart. Created in 4 different widths to accommodate any foot, and easy to modify up or down for bigger or smaller tootsies.
This pattern requires fingering weight yarn (400 m per 100 g) but how much really depends on how long you’d like to make the leg, and the width / length of your desired sock.
Based on the larger sample shown (orange and stone) I recommend having 50 g of each colour.
The larger sample pictured throughout was knit in width D, and is a UK men’s size 10 / US 10½ / EU 44.5.
It used Giddy Aunt Yarns 100% NSW peruvian highland wool in Norrie (beige) and Marmalade (orange). This size used about 40 g of each yarn (80 g total).
The smaller sample pictured was knit in width A and is a UK ladies size 4 / US 6 / EU 37.
It used Scheepjes Metropolis in Milan and Retrosaria Rosa Pomar Mondim in 100. This size used about 25 g of each yarn (50 g total)
NOTIONS: To complete these socks you’ll need your preferred needles, yarn snips or scissors, a tapestry needle, and a few stitch markers depending on your chosen needle setup.
GAUGE: 18 stitches and 18 rounds over 5 cm / 2 in
I used size 3 mm / US 2.5 needles for the toes, foot, heel and leg, in stranded colourwork stockinette stitch in the round.
I then switched to 2.25 mm / US 1 needles for the cuffs to make them more snug.
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