These socks are named after the Tiveden National Forest. It is famed for its ancient virgin forests, which are rare in southern Sweden, and has lots of dramatic bare bedrock, extensive boulder fields carved by glaciers and a scattering of lakes. It is full of legends of trolls and highwaymen. (Also take a look at the matching Tiveden Shawl)
These socks are knit top down with a twisted rib cuff, traditional slip stitch heel flap and gusset. The lace design features bold lines, cable and garter accents.
Limmo-Design Handfärgat Sockgarn 75% superwash wool, 25% nylon, 459 yards (420 meters) / 100 grams. Bugbear Woolens Gemstone Sock Yarn 75% superwash merino, 25% nylon, 463 yards (401 meters) / 100 grams.
US 1/ 2.25 mm, your choice of dpns, two circulars, or one long circular 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.
Stitch markers (optional).
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 inch/3.8 cm) from cast on edge) End at BOR.
Work the Tiveden Socks Chart twice per rnd, until the sock measures 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, p 3, p2tog, p1. Turn.
Row 3: (RS) Sl 1, k 4, ssk, k1. Turn.
Row 4: (WS) Sl 1, p 5, p2tog, p1. Turn.
Row 5: (RS) Sl 1, k 6, ssk, k1. Turn.
Row 6: (WS) Sl 1, p 7, p2tog, p1. Turn.
Row 7: (RS) Sl 1, k 8, ssk, k1. Turn.
Row 8: (WS) Sl 1, p 9, p2tog, p1. Turn.
Row 9: (RS) Sl 1, k 10, ssk, k1. Turn.
Row 10: (WS) Sl 1, p 11, p2tog, p1. Turn.
Row 11: (RS) Sl 1, k 12, ssk, k1. Turn.
Row 12: (WS) Sl 1, p 13, p2tog, p1. Turn. (16 sts rem for size Small)
Stop here for size Small
Row 13: (RS) Sl 1, k 14, ssk, k1. Turn.
Row 14: (WS) Sl 1, p 15, p2tog, p1. Turn. (18 sts rem for size Medium)
Stop here for size Medium
Row 15: (RS) Sl 1, k 16, ssk, k1. Turn.
Row 16: (WS) Sl 1, p 17, p2tog, p1. Turn. (20 sts rem for size Large)
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 Tiveden Chart until foot measures 1.5 (1.75, 2) inches/3.8 (4.45, 5) cm shorter than the desired length.
Complete instep sts so you’re ready to start a new 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.