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Allium cepa

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This pattern has instructions in English and Finnish.

Peel back the layers, stitch by stitch.

Allium cepa is a relaxed and fun sock pattern worked cuff-down. The socks feature beautiful onion-like cables over reverse stockinette stitch. The instructions are written for magic loop technique on a long circular needle but you can easily work them on dpns.


Finished circumference: 8.25-9-9.5’’ / 21-22-24 cm

Aara Yarn Tuuma (80 % merino, 20 % nylon 300 m/100 g), or other sport weight yarn. Shown in color Karri.

1 skein.

The required yardage depends on the length of the foot.

US 2 (2.5 mm) circular needles (or dpns). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the right gauge.

13 sts x 19 rnds = 2x2’’/5x5 cm in reverse stockinette stitch worked in the round (after blocking).

1 stitch marker, cable needle, tapestry needle.
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