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Astrid Socks.


Named after my favorite childhood author, Astrid Lindgren (the author of Pippi Longstocking and many other beloved children's books), these socks were inspired by my desire to knit something traditionally Scandinavian, and at the same time both simple and yet modern. Something that would fit the yesterday feeling of her stories but at the same time be very contemporary even today.

The first pair was such a surprisingly fast knit that I casted on for another pair almost straight away. I would have thought that socks knitted with fingering weight yarn, 2.5mm needles and some colorwork would have taken longer to finish but they were all done in just a couple of nights.

It has been a while since the last time I knitted an afterthought heel and I had forgotten how effortless it is compared to the French heel that seems to be the most popular among sock patterns.

Pattern by me
Yarns: Pirkanmaan kotityö Roosa Nauha sukkalanka #58 light gray as MC
Drops Fabel #100 off-white and #110 rust as CC
Needles: 2.5mm and 3.0mm


  1. oooh, I love both pairs, they are stunning- and amazing how different the look knit in high contrast and low contrast. You should write up the pattern!

  2. I realy like your socks :-) so cute !


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