End 2009, the members of the Yahoo-group ‘’Sokken Breien’’ (knitting socks) walked their sock path. A mystery sock, with instructions in four seperate parts that eventually formed the complete pattern. These adventurers didn’t know at the start where the path would lead them…
One of the travelers chose the name ‘’Aragorn’’ for this sock, Aragorn being one of the nine members of the Fellowship in the book ‘Lord of the Rings’
He completes his ordeal with drive and determination, Modest inspite the grandeur of his true being. The quiet and simple traveller, an almost invisible being who accomplishes a hard and testing path in a very special way.
Inspiring, full of hope and inner light
Aragorn is a sock with unexpected elements. You leave the common path, follow the trail and trust the clues. Eventually you will arrive at your destination: you knitted a unique sock.
Needed skills and properties
- Be familiar with knitting socks
- Be familiar with reading charts
- Be curious and adventurous
- Link and combine clues
- a skein of sock yarn (100 gram / 420 meters) like MoonWise Gems.
- a circular needle 80 cm or 5 dpn size 2,5 mm
- a marker and pencil
- stitch markers and cable needle if preferred
The pattern works best with a (hand dyed) yarn with a little bit of contrast in colours like a solid, semi-solid or a muted-multi yarn. A light color really lets the twisted stitches pattern pop out.
Gauge & Size
Get gauge with 32 stitches and 40 rows in stockinette on 10 cm, knitted in the round with needle size 2,5 mm
The pattern is designed for 3 sizes; small, medium and large. It is knitted over 60/66/72 stitches on a circular needle using magic loop. Keep in mind that the traveling stitches make a snug-fit sock. Calculate about 10% extra stitches compaired to a plain stockinette stitch sock.
Get the pattern
Aragorn in English only:
Rnd 4 in the Cast On instructions must be read as followed:
* slip the knit stitch purlwise with yarn in back, purl one *