Many of our fibre-crafting friends in Norway, Sweden, Finland, and across the World are today celebrating Lucia Day, a custom which goes back 400 years. The day is commemorated with candlelit processions – 13 December is the shortest day in the Julian Calendar – and fika, including gingerbread biscuits and special s-shaped saffron buns called Lussekatt.
Back in 2018 we we honoured to be joined by Swedish knitwear designer and tech editor, Anna Friberg, who is also known as Yarnesty. Perhaps best known for her sock designs and classes, Anna designed the Sankta Lucia Socks which are available in English, French, and Swedish on Ravelry, and as a seasonal promotion all her patterns are 24% off until Christmas Eve.
Anna isn’t the only knitwear designer to have been inspired by the Lucia Day celebrations; Finnish born Sari Nordlund has a mystery knitalong happening right now for her Lucia Socks which feature intricate twisted stitches. The fourth and final clue to the pattern will be released on 19 December and Team Perth can’t wait to see the complete pair revealed.
for more about the santka lucia socks
The Santka Lucia Socks by Anna Friberg are available from Ravelry here: sankta-lucia-socks
If you are unable to use Ravelry please contact Anna by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
for more about the lucia socks
The Lucia Socks by Sari Nordlund are also available from Ravelry: lucia-socks
Sari also has a YouTube channel. Her most recent episode is below.