Inspired by the 19th century Norwegian Lusekofte, the traditional geometric patterning and lus (lice) motifs make this sock fun to knit. The stockinette stitch heel flap is knitted with a Norwegian Star pattern, and has a Band Heel, which requires no instep gusset, and a Wide Toe. The gauge is 8 stitches/inch in 2 color stockinette stitch for three sizes. Notes are given for another three sizes, in between, knitted at 7 stitches/inch.
Featured Techniques: Double Cast-on, Knitting with a color in each hand, The Band Heel, The Wide Toe, Kitchener Stitch.
Sizes: Small (child), Medium (woman), Large (man)
Yarn: Guernsey Wool (100 g/ 246 yards per skein) or sport weight yarn: 1 (1, 2) skeins of Main Color (MC) yarn (dark), 1 skein of Contrasting Color (CC) yarn (light). Fingering weight or sock weight yarn may be substituted for a lighter-weight sock.
Needles: US 0 and 1 (2.0 and 2.25-mm) dpn, or size needed to obtain gauge
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