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Briar Rose

Knitting
May 2008
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 17 rows = 4 inches in stockinette
400 yards (366 m)
small, medium, large
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The base pattern of these socks is the castle wall, embowered wherein lies the fair Sleeping Beauty, a.k.a. your delicate foot. They’re worked toe-up with a short row heel and are quite simple. Then, to protect your princess from marauders as she sleeps, you’ll embroider her castle all over with a climbing rose vine, complete with tiny knitted leaves and rosebuds and crocheted roses in full bloom. Don’t be alarmed, the embroidery and crochet are not complicated and are fully explicated for uninitiated.

Finished Sizes
Small (medium, large). Midfoot and ankle circumference: 8 (9, 10)”/20 (23, 25.5) cm. Length adjustable.

Yarn
The Verdant Gryphon ‘Eidos’, 420 yds/4 oz, 100% superwash merino, 1 skein grey (such as Fenris or Apep), small quantity each of green (such as The Jade Emperor), red (such as Persephone or Durga), and brown (such as Basket Monster or Shango)

Needles
4 US 1/2.25 mm dpns, or size needed to obtain gauge
4 US 0/2 mm dpns or one size smaller than that used to obtain stockinette gauge crochet hook #1/B/2.35 mm

Gauge
32 sts and 17 rows = 4”/10 cm in st st