With fall come the brightly coloured leaves that scatter over the winter-ready ground. Here a simple "Cross" pattern, the most basic of the common Latvian motifs, is set against a somber background of dark green.
With its two straight intersecting lines, the Cross is a symbol that joins heaven and earth, the material with the spiritual. Latvians regard it as a protective symbol which brings light and luck, a fitting emblem as we enter the darkest season of the year.
Choose your own autumnal hues to work this sock of varied tones.
The sizes offered can serve the whole family from a Child's Large to Man's Large. For a snug fitting sock, allow for a negative ease of about 2.5 cm./1 in. in the Foot circumference when choosing your size.
The sample pictured is Size Large and is knit with Opal 4-fach, 75% virgin wool, 25% nylon, (425 m./465 yds. per 100 g. ball).
Size: Extra Small, Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large
15 cm./6 in. (18 cm./7 in.; 20 cm./8 in.; 23 cm./9 in.; 25 cm./10 in.)
Foot length (from base of heel to toe):
20 cm./7.8 in. (22 cm./8.9 in.; 25 cm./9.9 in.; 27 cm./10.5 in.; 28 cm./11 in.)
Leg length (from heel to top of cuff):
18 cm./7.3 in.(21 cm./8.3 in.; 24 cm./9.8 in.; 25 cm./10.1 in.; 26 cm./10.4 in.)
Level of Difficulty: Intermediate
Suggested Yarn: Fingering or sport weight yarn in the following amounts:
MC (Main Colour): 100 m./110 yds. (115 m./125 yds.; 130 m./142 yds.; 145 m./159 yds.;160 m./175 yds.)
CC1 (Contract Colour 1): 40 m./44 yds. (45 m./50 yds.; 52 m./57 yds.; 60 m./66 yds.; 65 m./71 yds.)
CC2 (Contrast Colour 2): 36 m./40 yds. (42 m./46 yds.; 48 m./52 yds.; 54 m./59 yds.; 60 m./66 yds.)
Needles: 3.0 mm. (US 2.5)
Gauge: 32 sts and 36 rnds = 10 cm./4 in. square in Pattern Stitch in Stockinette
Purchase e-book: $21.95
Price for Pattern: $6.50