The Mystical Mosaic Socks
Patterns by Mary Dominski
The St. Edwards
|Natural Gray & Olive Green
||Black & Crushed Raspberries
for being saved from certain death in a hunting accident,
young Prince Edward vowed that he would make a pilgrimage to St.
Peter's in Rome. When royal duties prevented King Edward from leaving
home, the Pope released him from his promise if he would agree to
restore St. Peter's Abbey in England. This building would later become
part of London's Westminster Abbey. The mosaic pattern in this sock is
called Jerusalem Cross, evoking the memory of England's legendary king
whose body lies buried beneath the Abbey.
The St. George
|Black & Blue Violet
||Natural Cream & Tropical Fish
famous of the many legends that surround the life of St.
George involves his rescue of the Libyan city of Sylene from the dragon
that threatened the lives of its citizens. St. George's bravery became
the model of chivalrous conduct for English knights and ultimately he
became the patron of all England. The pattern in these socks depicts
the scales of his fierce adversary.
Skill Level: Advanced Intermediate
Gauge: 6 sts = 1 inch
The beauty of mosaic knitting and the symmetry of garter
texture and visual interest. The mystical maze of their construction,
along with the unusual heel gusset, will cause fellow knitters to ask
"How did you do that?" Since the hand painted yarn included in the kits
insures that no individual sock will match its mate, these socks would
make an ideal gift for a Wizard in Training -- of any age! On the more
practical side, this unique design allows the bottom of the foot to be
replaced without reknitting the entire foot.
Each pattern has instructions for several sizes.
kits contain our sport weight 100% Wool yarn, and each may be purchased
with your choice of the 4 colorways shown above.
3776 Forshaug Rd,
Mount Horeb WI 53572, 608-437-3762
Please direct comments or
questions to: Anne@blackberry-ridge.com