Green Knight Socks by maeve zana

Green Knight Socks

May 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
36 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 1 - 2.25 mm
300 - 400 yards (274 - 366 m)
60, 64, 68, 72 stitches around
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In the legend of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, the Green Knight appears before King Arthur’s court during a Christmas feast, holding a bough of holly in one hand and a battle axe in the other. The Green Knight issues a challenge: he will allow one man to strike him once with his axe, under the condition that he return the blow the following year. Sir Gawain, a knight of the Round Table, accepts and beheads the Green Knight, who then stands up, picks up his head, and bids Gawain remember to meet him in a year.

Green Knight Socks feature a modern take on a traditional twisted-stitch stocking. Use a solid or a semi-solid yarn in a lighter color to best display the intricate twists and turns!

This pattern provides 4 separately charted sizes (60, 64, 68, and 72 stitches).

• 1 skein fingering weight sock yarn, approximately 100 grams.
• 2 US Size 1 (2.25 mm) 24” circular needles or size needed to achieve gauge
• Tapestry Needle
• Cable needle (optional)
• Stitch markers (optional)

60 (64, 68, 72) stitches

36 sts per 4 inches in stockinette