Elner socks

Woohoo! I just published my very first pattern for sale on Ravelry. Elner socks. So who is Elner, you might wonder. Elner was my grandfather from my father’s side. He lost his mother at a young age, fought the Finnish Winter War, had his house burn down and finally lost the battle with cancer in his sixties, when I was only two years old. I think he deserves a pair of socks, don’t you?


The inspiration for this sock came from, well, lots of complaining about cold feet. I needed to figure out how to make the cuff really warm. And stranded knitting, with cables, doubled… I think that qualifies as warm, possibly HOT!

I also knitted a Shedir hat in the same technique some time ago. I really liked the complexity of cabled knitting in two colors, and decided to try it out on a sock. This is what came off the needles.

Here’s the pattern on Ravelry. I hope you like it!


2 thoughts on “Elner socks

  1. Hi Heidi … I love your Elner socks! Tried to order the yarn from Novita Oy, but unfortunately I cannot read Finnish so I was not even able to see if there is an English translation. Do you know of a US supplier of the yarn? I am really excited to start knitting the socks. They are beautiful! Thanks! Wiltse

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