Afghan Tulip Socks
Notes from the Afghans for Afghans site:
“Our Afghan Tulip Socks pattern was inspired by an authentic knitted Afghan vest emblazoned with tulips around the mid-section and at the shoulders. Tulips originated in Central Asia and were commercialized by Dutch traders. Using 4 colors of yarn, our Afghan Tulip Socks feature a cuff with a picot edge and stylized flower motifs. Knit from the cuff down, the pattern initially uses US size 3 needles to accommodate the calf, and then switches to US size 2 to yield a firmer fabric and better fit over the ankle. This pattern is for the seasoned knitter. ”
“Your purchase of our patterns supports the work of afghans for Afghans and the Afghan Widows Education Center’s literacy classes for widows and other women in Kabul.”
See Elann.com here for additional information on sizing and yarn required.