Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Russesokker

murmansksokker

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.


murmansksokker

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...

russelesta

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.

12 comments:

  1. Wow, they are great. I haven't seen that sort of thing before in socks (spot the southern hemisphere knitter). Gorgeous xx

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  2. Begge sokkeparene er kjempefin.

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  3. Ohhh, I love them all! Especially the big warm slipper ones. Amazing as always!

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  4. These socks are very interesting to me. I had never seen or heard about them before right this minute. I have to go add some to my Ravelry queue....

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  5. Nydelige sokker! Jeg liker å strikke russesokker på 2-at-a-time-socks måten. Har du prøvd det?
    Hvor får du tak i så fine mønstre? Jeg har bare klart å oppdrive ett eneste mønster! :)

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  6. Oh I really like those! Let me know if you find a pattern. Maybe I'll just spend some time and create a pattern from your picture if that's ok?

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  7. Disse er kjempefine! Jeg har nettopp strikka to par, men jeg brukte et Selbuvott-mønster, et par med 64 masker, og et par med 56. Fungerte kjempefint. Gubben fikk et par for etpar år siden med det samme mønsteret som på det nederste paret ditt. Han stortrives i dem!

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  8. Your knitting always amazes me. I has taken me nearly a year to finish one project! These sock are beautiful and I can't for the life of me find any flaws in your knitting! Gorgeous, I wish I could come over and knit with you!

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  9. unchiHei, Fine sokker, som vanlig :-) Du er kjempeflink !! Veldig fine mønster, det er gøy å strikke slike sokker :-)Holder på med sokker jeg også.. Du er da så flink til å lage julegaver.. jeg tenker å lage en del julegaver til neste år, det er planene iallefall.. Syns du folk er flinke til å sette pris på "heimlaga" ?? Jeg er så usikker på det, føler littt på det at det må liksom være kjøpt, eller er jeg på jordet.. Men jeg har veldig lyst til å lage gaver til neste jul. Når du strikker ting i gaver, hvordan tenker du om pris, strikker du for et visst antall kroner eller tenker du ut sånn ca hva gaven ville kostet i butikk..bare lurer.
    Ha ei fin helg !!

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  10. ps..snek seg inn noen bokstaver der gitt.se bort fra dem da.

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  11. What a lovely socks! Nice that you still have them. I am very sorry about knitwear that got lost.

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