Karenina Socks

The Karenina pattern has been donated to the p/hop project by the splendid designer,  Jane Lithgow.

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?

Karenina Socks by Jane Lithgow

Karenina Socks by Jane Lithgow

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Download Karenina Socks By Jane Lithgow

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