Birch Leaf Socks
Pattern Description from A Gathering of Lace: “The woods of Estonia are mostly birch and in the spring, they leaf out in a glorious green. Birch bark was used throughout northern lands to make shoes in past times and is still made into baskets… . I especially enjoy the custom of bringing a few birch branches inside in early spring where, placed in a vase with water, they leaf out, offering the promise of longer, warmer days … . This leafy lace pattern reminds me of birch leaves.”
Skill Level: Intermediate
Finished Measurements: Woman’s medium
Yarn: Schoolhouse Press Satakieli (3½oz/100g; 357yds/325m; wool) 1 skein Gray #901
* Set of 5 double-pointed needles (dpn) in size 0 (2mm), or size to obtain gauge
- Stitch marker
- Tapestry needle
Blocked Gauge: 16 sts and 23 rnds to 2”/5cm in St st using size 0 (2.75) dpn.
- The needle diagrams show the arrangement of sts on the dpn. Red numbers indicate the first dpn of the rnd.
- See Techniques, p. 162, for sl2og-k1-p2sso.