The Karenina Socks pattern has been donated to the p/hop project by the splendid designer, Jane Lithgow.
All patterns have been generously donated to the project by MSF supporters and are available for your knitting pleasure. In return, we ask that you make a donation to p/hop based on the hours of enjoyment you will get from knitting these patterns.
Here’s Jane’s inspiration for the socks: “These socks were inspired by antique gilded glass tree ornaments. The stitch pattern is adapted from Russian Stitch by Barbara Walker. As I knit these rich, opulent socks I have been listening to Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy with images of the harsh Russian landscape contrasted by lavish interiors decorated with Faberge Eggs in my mind’s eye. Who else to name them for but this most celebrated sock knitter from literature?”
To download a PDF version of the Karenina Socks click here.
You can read more about why Jane supports p/hop here.