Liisi's socks were inspired by an old Finnish carol in which brother Juhani and sister Liisi are woken up early on a frosty Christmas Eve morning for a sleigh ride to the church.
Liisi’s socks are cabled knee-high socks with an intricate vine-and-bobbles cable running from toe to cuff. The central cable is flanked by narrower ones on the sides. Calf shaping is hidden inside a wide garter-stitch panel on the back of the leg. The socks are finished in a long, fold-over cuff made in twisted ribbing.
Liisi’s socks are knit from the toe up in DK-weight sock yarn. The socks come in three sizes and can be adjusted for fit within the pattern. You can also knit the socks to a mid-calf length and skip the calf shaping.
Foot circumference: approx. 20 [21.5, 23.5] cm / 7¾ [8½, 9¼]"
Foot length: approx. 22.5 [23.5, 26] cm / 8¾ [9¼, 10¼]” or adjustable within pattern
Mid-calf leg length from top of heel flap: approx. 12.5–15 [12.5–15, 17–19.5] cm / 5–6 [5–6, 6¾–7½]" or adjustable within pattern
Knee-high leg length from top of heel flap: approx. 30–32.5 [30–32.5, 34.5–37] cm / 12–12¾ [12–12¾, 13¾–14½]" or adjustable within pattern
Calf circumference in knee-high socks: approx. 28 [30, 31] cm / 11 [11¾, 12¼]" or adjustable
Jalovilla Pässi (85% wool, 15% nylon, 230 m/100 g, 252 yd/3.53 oz)
DK-weight sock yarn
approx. 230 [270, 300] m / 250 [290, 350] yd for mid-calf socks
approx. 480 [500, 540] m / 530 [550, 590] yd for knee-high socks