2023 Summer Sock KAL by Donna Druchunas

2023 Summer Sock KAL

Knitting
August 2023
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
40 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in St st
US 0 - 2.0 mm
US 1 - 2.25 mm
600 yards (549 m)
Circumference: 7 1⁄4 (8, 8 3⁄4)" / 18.5 (20, 22) cm
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This sock has unique Lithuanian-style heel and toe shaping. The colorwork patterns are popular in Lithuanian as well as in Belarus and other Northern European countries. I adapted the chart used from Belarusian Ornaments in Weaving and Embroidery (Беларускі арнамент: Ткацтва. Вышыка by М. С. Кацар, Minsk, 2009). The diamond motif is seen as the sun or fire. Variations may also represent the union of the sun and the earth, giving birth to life and the harvest.

Starting August 5th, each week we will work on a portion of the sock and you will receive an email with a new PDF with instructions, tutorials, and links to videos for special techniques.

The KAL is held in our Ravelry group, Fans of Donna Druchunas. and you are welcome to join in anytime. Ask questions, show off your progress, and join the community.

• August 5: Cast on and knit lace cuff
• August 12: Knit colorwork leg
• August 19: Knit quick & easy heel and plain foot
• August 26: Knit colorwork trim and round toe