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Tonttu Sock Collection

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Save 20% off the Tonttu Socks collection (Jussi Tonttu, Johanna Tonttu, and Thorfinn Tonttu) compared to buying all patterns individually at full price.

Description

Description:

  • Stranded colorwork socks knit in the round from the cuff down.
  • Can be knitted on dpns, short circular (you will still need dpns for the heel and toe decreases), or by magic loop
  • All patterns are available in multiple sizes
  • Use at least two contrasting colors of any 4 ply (fingering) sock yarn
  • Gauge: 9 stitches and 10 rows per inch over colorwork pattern

The Jussi Tonttu Socks: Inspired by Scandinavian folklore in which the tonttu was believed to live in the nearby forests; he would protect the farmstead, its’ family and animals when treated with respect – offend him or misbehave and you would be punished! To thank him for his year-round protection it was customary on Christmas Eve to leave him out a bowl of porridge topped with a generous knob of butter (look for this hidden under the heel of your sock!). When he first hopped off my needles, I asked my Finnish cousin to suggest a traditional name. Jussi is Finnish for John and, as it is pronounced “you-see”, it seemed the perfect name – “you-see tonttu”!

The colorwork in this design is both charted and written out, you do not have to be comfortable reading charts to enjoy knitting these socks!

Sizes:

This pattern is written in 4 sizes. All instructions that differ depending on the size you are knitting are indicated with parentheses and color coded like this: S (M, L, XL). The length of both the leg and the foot are easily adjustable and notes for achieving this are contained in the pattern. 

Size

Sock Circumference

Approx. UK Sizes

S 7” 18 cm Children’s 13-4, Ladies 1-4
M 8” 20.5 cm Ladies 5-7.5
L 8⅞” 22.5 cm Men’s 8-10.5
XL 9¾” 24.5 cm Men’s 11-13

For more details see the individual pattern listing here.

The Johanna Tonttu Socks: Spring has sprung and Johanna Tonttu is busy in her garden! The dark cold days of winter are behind her, and she is ready to enjoy all the bright colors her garden will bring forth over the coming season. Surrounded by her beloved flowers and with the birds singing in the branches above she is a happy little creature. As she grew on my needles, I asked my Finnish cousin to suggest a traditional name for her. We decided on Johanna to honor our ancestor who was probably no stranger to knitting socks and working in her garden.

Please note the colorwork design in this pattern is charted not written out. You need to be prepared to read and work from charts in order to enjoy knitting this design.

Sizes:

This pattern is written in 4 sizes. All instructions that differ depending on the size you are knitting are indicated with parentheses and color coded like this: S (M, L, XL). The length of both the leg and the foot are easily adjustable and notes for achieving this are contained in the pattern.

Size

Sock Circumference

Approx. UK Sizes

S 7” 18 cm Children’s 13-4, Ladies 1-4
M 8” 20.5 cm Ladies 5-7.5
L 8⅞” 22.5 cm Men’s 8-10.5
XL 9¾” 24.5 cm Men’s 11-13

For more details see the individual pattern listing here.

The Thorfinn Tonttu Socks: Thorfinn Tonttu is restless; not content to stay at home protecting the farmstead like his parents Jussi and Johanna he feels the call of the sea. He has decided to join a Viking expedition and see the world beyond his shores. Where will he end up? He doesn’t know, but he is dreaming of new lands to explore! Twisted cable ribbing representing the ropes of the longships sits above a knotwork motif representing shields and oars. Thorfinn Tonttu stands at the water’s edge waiting to embark on his adventure while noisy gulls circle the skies above the longships.

Please note the colorwork design in this pattern is charted not written out. You need to be prepared to read and work from charts in order to enjoy knitting this design.

Sizes:

This pattern is written in 2 sizes. All instructions that differ depending on the size you are knitting are indicated with parentheses and color coded like this: M (L).

Please note stranded colorwork does not have the same stretch to it that a plain stocking stitch sock does. For the best fit please choose the size closest to your foot circumference.

Size

Sock Circumference

Approx. UK Sizes

M 8” 20.5 cm Ladies 5-8
L 9¼” 23.5 cm Men’s 9 -11

For more details see the individual pattern listing here.

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