These are the second design in my Vikings socks collection based on the television series on the History Channel (the first being my Powerscourt Waterfall Socks). In the second season, Ragnar Lothbrok’s son Bjorn has grown up into a fierce warrior trying to prove himself and earn his father’s respect. At the same time, he is still devoted to his mother, Lagertha, and will do anything to protect her.
These unisex socks are based on the diamond pattern on Bjorn’s protective leather armor. In keeping with the theme, I’ve knit mine in a gorgeous colorway reminiscent of the armor’s weathered look - Hazel Knits Artisan Sock in Sassafras. The pattern is best shown off with a semi-solid, tonal or heathered colorway.
The real Bjorn Lothbrok (son of Ragnar, the legendary King of the Vikings) is known in history as Bjorn Ironside, one of the most prolific of the Viking raiders around the year 860 AD.
This 72-st pattern can be made smaller using a thinner fingering weight ya