Duduk Socks (PDF Knitting Pattern)
♫ The Music ♫
The music flows as a beautiful stream from the duduk - an ancient double reed woodwind instrument from Armenia. Created from aged apricot wood, it has been played since at least the 5th century. It can be heard in Yanni’s Nostalgia.
The Duduk socks are toe-up socks that begin with a barn toe. The instep is worked in a Bavarian twisted stitch cable pattern which begins with an opening V-shape while the sole is worked in Stockinette stitch (knit every round). The gusset increases are worked at the sides of the sole. The heel is turned using a short row heel cap which means no picking up stitches. The heel flap is worked in a standard slipped-stitch pattern. The Bavarian twisted stitch cable pattern continues from the instep on the front and back leg.
Both charts and written directions for charts are provided. Written directions for each size are on their own pages for easy printing.
To work the recommended bind off knitters need to be able to ‘read their knitting’ i.e. identify knit or purl sts as they present themselves.
Finished foot circumference: 7.5 (8, 8.5)“ / 19 (20.5, 21.5)cm.
Finished foot length: 8.25 (9.5, 10)” / 21 (24, 25.5)cm.
Bottom of heel to top of ribbing: approx. 11” / 28cm.
370 (400, 430)yds / 338 (366, 393)m fingering / sock-weight yarn.
2.5mm / US1.5 for small circumference knitting.
A variety of methods may be used:
• set of 4 or 5 DPN or
• two circulars 16” / 40cm or longer for Two Circulars Method or
• one circular 32” / 81cm or longer for Magic Loop
32 sts and 44 rows = 4" / 10cm in Stockinette stitch in the round, blocked
Stitch markers, cable needle, stitch holders or waste yarn, tapestry needle.
Pattern contains 14 pages.
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