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Aphrodite the Greek goddess of love, beauty, pleasure, procreation and affairs of the heart, was said to be born out of the sea foam and delivered to the shore on a scallop shell. Although she is one of the only goddesses known to have been married, she was not true to her husband and was known for her many illicit love affairs.

This top-down sock pattern uses twisted stitches, lace, slipped stitches, and beads to depict Aphrodite’s fickle heart and her connection with the sea. For this pattern, I recommend using solid or low contrast yarn to showcase the intricate stitch work, but any color way of your choice will work. Directions are provided for 4 adult women’s sock sizes, extra small, small, medium, and large, equivalent to women’s shoe sizes US 6-6.5 (EU 36-37), US 7-7.5 (EU 37.5-38), US 8-8.5 (EU 38.5-39), and US 9-9.5 (EU 40-41). Directions include a fitted heel and simple arch shaping. Stitch pattern is in chart format only.
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Valerie Wagoner
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