Ruska-sukat (aka Autumn Foliage Socks). This is a pair of seed stitch rib socks I made for my husband. It’s my own design, with a toe-up construction, a gusset and a reinforced heel. The seed stitch rib consists of two rows (R1: knit all sts, R2: *K3, p1*). I wanted a simple stitch pattern to showcase the beautiful yarn. The socks are named after the colorway of the yarn (‘ruska’, which is Finnish for ‘autumn foliage colors’).
The yarn is Väinämöinen by Knitlob’s Lair (or Louhittaren Luola in Finnish), a hand-dyed sock yarn. It feels sturdy and durable, and the colors are just delicious. Knitlob’s Lair yarns are available in some Finnish yarn stores, but she also has an Etsy store. The yarns are named after Finnish mythology, which I find pretty damn cool.
- Pattern: own design
- Yarn: Väinämöinen by Knitlob’s Lair (fingering, 75%, wool 25% polyamide), colorway ‘Ruska’ - I used 85 grams for the pair of socks
- Needles: 2 mm (US 0)
- Size: 45 (EU)
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