Wool stockings in April

And, according to the weather forecast, it’s not to late!

So… remember those gorgeous stockings I started a few months ago?

I finally finished them! Check them out!
Norwegian Stockings!

I lurve them so much. They are wicked warm, but that’s a good thing. Now, I just need to find the perfect shoes and the perfect skirt to show them off…

Some details:

Pattern: Norwegian Stockings from Folk Socks
Designer: Nancy Bush
Yarn: Knitpicks Telemark 100% Peruvian Wool.
Needles: US 3 dpn (Brittany Birch)
Time to knit: Only 2 months. A long time, but not compared to how long my socks usually take.
Mods: I guess I’m pretty short. I had to cut some of the repeats out of the pattern.
Notes: At first, I did the heel turn with the yarn held doubled – that was NOT a good idea. After I finished the pair, I cut the heel turn, unraveled it and re-knit it with only one strand.

Also, if I were to knit this again (a possibility, it’s definitely a good pattern), I would NOT slip the edge stitches. The pulled pretty badly and there are holes along the flap. I may duplicate stitch them to close it, but I’m not sure yet.

Note to self: My mom likes these socks and this (or a version of these) may be a good gift for her someday…

Extras: I feel pretty dang confident in my fair isle skills now. Another photo, just for fun…
Norwegian Stockings 2

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35 Responses to “Wool stockings in April”


  1. 1 Emma April 15, 2007 at 12:45 am

    Completely gorgeous. The socks look amazing.

  2. 2 Emilee April 15, 2007 at 2:08 am

    Oh my goodness. Those are awesome.

  3. 3 terhi April 15, 2007 at 2:44 am

    Oh WOW! This is one of my very favourite sock patterns, and your socks are lovely! Your fair isle looks perfect. :-)

  4. 4 Put a Sock in it April 15, 2007 at 3:45 am

    What a pair of beauties! I love Nancy Bush’s patterns, and you’ve definitely done this one justice. :)

  5. 5 Amy P April 15, 2007 at 8:14 am

    Saw these over at Flickr – very nice job. They do look cozy!

  6. 6 Monika April 15, 2007 at 8:23 am

    Wow – oh – wow – they are amazing, gorgeous, beautiful!!! What lovely colorcombination! I LOVE them!

  7. 7 Amber April 15, 2007 at 11:51 am

    Wow! Those are impressive! I might someday gather enough steam to try to make a pair for myself… they are so lovely! Enjoy…

  8. 8 string April 15, 2007 at 12:28 pm

    Those are amazing, can i borrow them for a decade or two

  9. 10 Liz Kalloch April 15, 2007 at 3:43 pm

    Gorgeous! they would look so great with a little kicky skirt and some kind of klunky mary janes’s… just my fashion suggestion…

  10. 11 Karen April 15, 2007 at 4:02 pm

    Oh wow! Those are just gorgeous! I keep scrolling back to the pictures to look at them. Beautiful!

  11. 12 Elli April 15, 2007 at 6:33 pm

    Pretty, pretty, pretty!

  12. 13 Joni April 15, 2007 at 9:01 pm

    The stockings are beautiful! Your knitting is great, and the colors you chose are just right.

  13. 14 Yarn Thing April 16, 2007 at 3:58 am

    Fantastic! How did you like that yarn? Was it good to work with? I used Cascade 220 the other day and I didn’t like it too much…it pilled a lot! Since it is peruvian wool too I wondered how yours acted up if at all?

    Marly

  14. 15 Nora April 16, 2007 at 5:39 am

    Beautiful work. Absolutely gorgeous.

  15. 16 purlingplans April 16, 2007 at 7:33 am

    Nicole, those are AWESOME! Great job :) I’m hankering for some more fair-isle now!

  16. 17 Jodi April 16, 2007 at 8:32 am

    Those look fabulous! I love the combination of colors.

    With all the odd weather this spring, who knows, knee high wool socks may come in very handy still.

  17. 18 Sally April 16, 2007 at 9:51 am

    Those are sensationally beautiful. I really need to learn 1. Fair Isle and 2. sock knitting. I am jealous! I want them! I love your choice of colors.

  18. 19 jird April 16, 2007 at 2:46 pm

    I love them! I actually just got “Folk Socks” and was thinking of giving that pattern a try. I think I’ll start them just before the decrease and make them regular sock-size. Beautiful work!

  19. 20 Julie April 16, 2007 at 7:30 pm

    Those are so pretty. Nice work.

  20. 21 Lufah April 16, 2007 at 8:19 pm

    Oooh, so pretty! Folk Socks is totally my go-to sock porn book. :) Way to go; they came out spectacularly!

  21. 22 Roni April 16, 2007 at 10:28 pm

    those socks are unbelievably cool!!!! Nice job!

  22. 23 maijamirjami April 17, 2007 at 8:36 am

    First time in your blog. Your socks are so beautiful!

  23. 24 Sara April 17, 2007 at 4:53 pm

    beautiful! i love every pair of these i’d seen.

  24. 25 your Dad April 17, 2007 at 10:12 pm

    You are a true artisan , Soo proud ..

  25. 26 Oiyi April 18, 2007 at 1:22 am

    Wow, those socks look amazing. Job well done!

  26. 27 Jennifer April 18, 2007 at 11:49 am

    These are amazingly gorgeous! Your stitches look so perfect!

  27. 28 Emily April 20, 2007 at 8:15 pm

    Wow, those are such beautiful socks! I would agree that you should feel pretty happy with your Fair Isle abilities!

  28. 29 Beth April 23, 2007 at 6:50 am

    Wow! Your socks rock!
    Stunning! Beautiful!

  29. 30 Leah April 30, 2007 at 10:21 pm

    So lovely, I just had to comment. Those colors are just right. I found your post through the knitpicks group on flickr.

  30. 31 Glenna C May 19, 2007 at 9:06 am

    Great socks! I found these throug Flickr – I started the Kilt Hose from that book and have been drooling over the Norwegian Stockings also. Hopeflly those will be up next for me too :)

  31. 32 GRANDMOTHER February 4, 2008 at 10:36 am

    its a masterpiece!….well done ,very nice work.
    greetings from Hellas

  32. 33 Justin April 11, 2008 at 1:55 am

    Where can I buy socks like this? Will you sell me some?

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