These elegant lace socks, worked in a white, natural yarn, are typical of socks worn by Latvian maidens when wearing their traditional costumes.
The lace motif is a variation of the "Broom" symbol, representing the fir and pine needle. It is associated with the mythical figure "Laima" and is considered a symbol of fertility, long life, and health.
The sample pictured is knit with Regia Angora Merino, 65% merino superwash wool, 25% polyamide, 10% angora (200 m./219 yds. per 50 g. ball), colour no. 07075, size Medium/Large
Sizes: Small, Medium
16 cm./6.5 in. (20 cm./8.1 in.)
Leg length (from top of Cuff to base of Heel):
20 cm./8.2 in. (23 cm./9.3 in.)
Foot length (from base of Heel to Toe):
19 cm./7.8 in. (22 cm./8.8 in.)
Level of Difficulty: Intermediate
Suggested Yarn: 300 m./328 yds. (380 m./415 yds.) of fingering or sport weight yarn
Needles: 2.5 mm. (US 1½)
Gauge: 32 sts and 44 rnds = 10 cm./4 in. square in Pattern Stitch
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