Representing the fir tree, the "needle" motif, also known as "Laima's Sign" evokes the persevering quality of the evergreen in winter. The only colour in a bleak and snowy landscape, it symbolizes hope in the midst of despair, light in the midst of darkness.
In these socks, the bright, flame-like vibrancy of the contrast colour against a dark solid background demonstrates how light can pierce the dark night. Just like candles at mid-winter.
The sample pictured is Size Medium and is knit with Lucy Neatby Celestial Merino, 100% superwash wool, (320 m./350 yds. per 100 g. skein), Main Colour (MC) "Deep Purple" and Contrast Colour (CC) "Sugar Maple".
Sizes: Extra Small, Small, Medium, Large
Level of Difficulty: Intermediate
Suggested Yarn: Fingering or sport weight yarn in the following amounts:
Main Colour (MC) - "Deep Purple":
185 m./202 yds. (220 m./240 yds.; 250 m./273 yds.; 280 m./306 yds.)
Contrast Colour (CC) - "Sugar Maple":
100 m./110 yds. (115 m./126 yds.; 130 m./142 yds.; 150 m./164 yds.)
Needles: 2.5 mm. (US 1.5) and 3.00 mm. (US 2.5)
Gauge: 32 sts and 34 rounds = 10 cm./4 in. square when knit in Pattern Stitch
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