Guðbjörg socks

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The Guðbjörg socks are inspired by a pair of high socks in the Textile Museum in Blönduós, Iceland. There were knitted by Guðbjörg Baldvinsdóttir and the story behind them unveil the harsh conditions of life of many Icelanders at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th. Like the original ones, my design is knitted from the cuff down with a round toe but I replaced the afterthought heel by a so called Halldóra heel. I also adapted them to our yarns with a more modern mid-calf length.The clever lines of purl stitches give the socks a great elasticity and no need to add shaping to the calf. They come in 6 sizes.

The pattern was first published in my book Socks of Iceland. I hope you will enjoy knitted tghem as much as to read the poignant story behind them!


Yarn used: Katla Sokkaband or Ný Katla

Pattern PDF

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