In Norse mythology, Jormungandr is the sea serpent that encompasses Midgard (our world), biting its own tail. She is one of the three children of Loki, god of mischief, and she will be there in the end of the world, Ragnarok, when she releases her tail and leaves the water of the sea.
These socks with their winding braids are a fabulous combination of mystic pattern and beautiful form. They look best when made from solid or semi solid yarns.
Chart with the cable pattern and written instructions for variations in sizes are included.
These socks form a set with the matching Jormungandr Mitts. and are the first of a seriers of fouor inspired by Norse mythology.
This pattern is suitable for knitters with some experience.
Techniques used are:
– knitting and purling in the round
– simple decreases
– knitting cables
What you need:
- ~100g sock yarn (depending on size), for example Cascade Yarns Heritage (400m /100g) or similar in your favourite colourway (sample in the pictures is #5720 Deep Ocean)
- 5double pointed needles (or circular needle) 2.5 or 3mm
- stitch markers
- Tapestry needle to sew in ends
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This pattern includes two PDF files for the English version and the German version.