Wednesday, December 17, 2008
I found this pair of socks in the back of the sock drawer the other day. I knitted them before I started blogging, so I guess they have been there for about four years... It's a variation of the russesokk (russian sock), these are called Murmansk socks.
But after just a few days use it became a hole in them. So I have knitted these in pure wool no doubt about that... I have to see if I can find the pattern and knit up a new pair in finer yarn. I also see that I have missed to knit a few red stitches in the last pattern report before the toe. And not just on one sock, but on both AND both over and under the foot...
This is also a pair I knitted some years ago. It's with a different pattern, and for me this is the "real" russesokk :) These are knitted in sock yarn and are big and thick. I use them as slippers over another pair of wool socks when it's very cold.
And finally a pair of toddler socks that our santa has on his feet now. I have not knitted this pair, I think Eirin got them when she was little.
I guess there isn't a real definition of the russesokk, they are often called Turkish and Yugoslavian socks as well. But they all have the common afterthought heel.
The reason they got the name russesokker here in Norway is because women in the north of Norway used to knit these kind of socks and traded them with the Russians for other goods.
Here you can see more at Ravelry.