Faith, hope and Love; The traditional seamen’s symbols.

They light thousands of windows in Pietarsaari during the Christmas season. The same symbols have lighted the main street of the town since 1850.

It was the symbol of the love the wives had towards their husbands that were at se, the hope that they’d return safely and faith that they would.


DK weight, 260 m (284 yards) / 100g (3.53 ounces) Wool blend.

Sample knitted in size 39 EU ( US 8, UK 6) uses Nalle by Novita (get it here)

Fiber content: Wool 75%, Nylon 25%

MC: 208m (228 yard) Color: Linen (061) 

CC: 52 m (57 yard) Color: Maple (641)


One set of 5 Double Pointed Needles size 2.5 mm (US 1)


2 Stitch markers to mark the chart and heel gusset decreases 

Tapestry needle to weave in loose ends


Rib pattern

K1, p1; rep to the end.


BO = Bind off

CO = Cast on

Cont = Continue 

K = Knit

K2tog = Knit 2 sts together

P = Purl

P2tog = Purl 2 sts together

RS = Right side of the work

Skp = Slip 1, k1, pass slipped st over

St(s) = Stitch(es)

WS = Wrong (back) side of the work 

Pattern Starts


With CC, using your favorite stretchy cast on method, CO 60 sts. Divide sts evenly onto needles and join to knit in rounds, careful not to twist.

Work rib for 2 rounds.

Switch to MC and work rib for  3 rnds.

Next 30 rnds: Work rib with 22 sts, work chart, work rib in the established patter to the end of rnd.


Is worked with the half the sts. 

Work needle 1 in established pattern, cont working next 8 sts onto needle 1.  The heel is worked with the next 30 sts, on needle 2. The rest of the sts are left to rest on needles 1, 3 and 4.

Heel flap

Work rib with 7 sts before chart, chart, 8 sts after chart. Arrange all these sts onto needle 2. Turn and start to work the heel flap flat.

Row 1 (WS): With 8 sts, work rib in established pattern, work chart backwards, work rib with next 7 sts in the established pattern.

Row 2 (RS): With 7 sts, work rib in established pattern, work chart, work rib with next 8 sts in the established pattern.

Rep these two rows until the last row of the chart is finished.

Heel Turn

Next row (WS): Work rib with 8 sts, p14 sts, p2tog, turn.

Row 1 (RS): Sl 1,
k13, SKP, turn.

Row 2 (WS): Sl 1, p13 p2tog, turn.

Rep these two rows until you got 15 sts left on needle, RS


Heel Gusset

K7 sts, onto needle 2, k8 sts onto needle 3, pick up on the same needle, from
the side of the heel flap 10 sts, k needles 4 and 1, pick up 10
sts from the other side of the heel flap onto needle 2.

Rnd 1: K to end.

Rnd 2: K needle 1, skp first two sts on needle 2, k to last two sts on needle 3, k2tog, k to end.

Rep these two rnds until you have 15 sts on every needle.


K 45 rnds (or until the foot covers your little


Rnd 1: K1, skp, k to last 3 sts of needle 2, k2tog, k2, skp, k to last 3 sts of the rnd, k2tog, k1.

Rnd 2: K to end.

Rep until you have 2 sts on each needle.



Cut yarn and BO, sew in loose ends.

Thank you for knitting with me!

This pattern was originally released in 2009. 

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