According to legend, it was the giant in Dovradalen who broke off the block to crush Viby church. The giant was irritated by the noise of the church bells and the new Christian doctrine, so tried to destroy the bells by throwing the block. The giant’s wife was called Dovra. She grieved at having such a ferocious husband, and her tears collected in the rift valley and formed the three lakes.
These socks are knit top down with a twisted rib cuff, traditional slip stitch heel flap and gusset. They are patterned in mini cables, garter accents and a centered purl cable to round it out.
Errata added to chart on April 10, 2017
Recommended Yarns: Bugbear Woolens Gemstone Sock Yarn 75% superwash merino, 25% nylon, 463 yards (401 meters) / 100 grams.
US 1/ 2.25 mm, a circular long enough to work in the rnd.
32 sts, 44 rnds = 4 inches (10 cm) over stockinette stitch in the rnd.
Women’s small (medium, large), to fit 7 (8, 9) inches/18 (20, 23) cm foot/leg.
See our standard abbreviations.
1/1 LC: Slip 1 stitch to cable needle and hold in front; k1; k1 from cable needle.
1/1 RC: Slip 1 stitch to cable needle and hold in back; k1; k1 from cable needle.
3/3 LPC: Slip 3 stitches to cable needle and hold in front; k3; p3 from cable needle.
3/3 RPC: Slip 3 stitches to cable needle and hold in back; p3; k3 from cable needle.
chart updated for LPC and RPC on April 10, 2017
CO 56 (64, 72) sts and commence working in the rnd using magic loop method (or preferred method of small diameter knitting).
Work cuff in twisted 1×1 rib (k1tbl, p1) for 16 rnds (1.50”/3.8 cm) from cast on edge) End at the beg of rnd.
Work the Dovrasjön Socks Chart twice per rnd, until the socks measure 7 (8, 9) inches/18 (20, 23) cm total from the cast on edge, or until desired length. End at the beg of rnd.
The heel flap is worked back and forth just on the heel sts (the back half of the sock). Slip heel sts onto needle shaft. [28 (32, 36) sts]. The remaining sts will not be worked during the heel flap or heel turn.
With RS facing, work back and forth as follows:
Row 1: *Sl 1 purlwise, k1. Repeat from * to end.
Row 2: Sl 1 purlwise, p to end.
Repeat these 2 rows until 28 (32, 36) rows are complete.
Note: Sl 1 = slip 1 purlwise
Row 1: (RS) K 15 (17, 19), ssk, k1. Turn.
Row 2: (WS) Sl 1, p3, p2tog, p1. Turn.
Row 3: (RS) Sl 1, k4, ssk, k1. Turn.
Row 4: (WS) Sl 1, p5, p2tog, p1. Turn.
Row 5: (RS) Sl 1, k6, ssk, k1. Turn.
Row 6: (WS) Sl 1, p7, p2tog, p1. Turn.
Row 7: (RS) Sl 1, k8, ssk, k1. Turn.
Row 8: (WS) Sl 1, p9, p2tog, p1. Turn.
Row 9: (RS) Sl 1, k10, ssk, k1. Turn.
Row 10: (WS) Sl 1, p11, p2tog, p1. Turn.
Row 11: (RS) Sl 1, k12, ssk, k1. Turn.
Row 12: (WS) Sl 1, p13, p2tog, p1. Turn. (16 sts rem for size Small on heel)
Stop here for size Small
Row 13: (RS) Sl 1, k14, ssk, k1. Turn.
Row 14: (WS) Sl 1, p15, p2tog, p1. Turn. (18 sts rem for size Medium on heel)
Stop here for size Medium
Row 15: (RS) Sl 1, k16, ssk, k1. Turn.
Row 16: (WS) Sl 1, p17, p2tog, p1. Turn. (20 sts rem for size Large on heel)
Work across heel stitches, pick up 14 (16, 18) sts along the side of the heel.
Pick up a stitch from the row below the first instep st to prevent a hole.
Work across instep sts, continuing chart.
Pick up a st from the row below the first heel st to prevent a hole. Pick up 14 (16, 18) sts along the side of the heel. Work remainder of heel sts.
Work across instep sts – continue chart. This is the new beg of rnd.
Rnd 1: (Dec Rnd)
Heel: K1, ssk, knit to 3 sts from end. K2tog, k1.
Instep: Work even. (continue chart)
Rnd 2: Work even.
Repeat Rnds 1 and 2 until there are 56 (64, 72) sts rem.
Continue working in Dovrasjön Socks Chart until foot measures 1.5 (1.75, 2) inches/3.8 (4.45, 5) cm shorter than the desired length. Complete instep sts. This is the new beg of rnd.
Rnd 1 (decrease rnd):
Sole: K1, ssk, work to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.
Instep: K1, ssk, work to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.
Rnd 2 (plain rnd): Work even.
Repeat Rnds 1 and 2 until 36 (40, 44) total sts rem.
Work decrease rnd only until 16 sts rem. [8 instep sts, 8 sole sts]
Holding N1 and N2 together, graft sts using Kitchener Stitch. Weave in ends. Work second sock.
ABOUT THE DESIGNER: SUZANNE SJÖGREN
Growing up in a multi-generational household of artists and textile enthusiasts, my earliest memories were learning to sew, knit and embroider from my great-great auntie and her friends at their weekly sewing bees. I recall sitting on my Nana’s knee at the machine to learn to sew, or pretending to copy my mom knitting with pencils, which resulted in her teaching me to knit. I was hooked and I am thankful for these wonderful women that taught me the importance of fiber. I was an eager student and have gone on to learn and teach other things such as weaving, spinning and lacemaking. Now I am starting out on a new journey of knit design.