Bridge of Roses
Portland, the City of Roses, is our host city for Sock Summit 2011! Because this event is so special for us Sock-aholics, we’ve created this special toe-up design to capture the feeling that makes Portland such an awesome place to live or visit. Rose vine-covered columns flow up the front and back of the leg, and then join to form the bridges that are so prominent in Portland’s cityscape. A series of smaller bridges provides a decorative cuff, and the sock is finished with embroidered roses.
This pattern is written for the DPNs, Two Circs, and Magic Loop methods, and the directions contain text and charts. Bridge of Roses is written for Narrow, Medium, and Wide widths.
Yarn Requirements: Main Color: Approximately 375 yards of fingering weight yarn. Green Contrast Color: Approximately 24 yards. Flower Contrast Color: Approximately 36 yards.
Gauge: 36 sts = 4” in Stockinette Stitch
Needles: Recommended size US 1
Accessories: Stitch markers, and a blunt-tipped darning needle for embroidery and to weave in ends.
This pattern is also available as part of a kit for $24 by Clicking Here.
- One skein of Sock-aholic® Tryg, Sock-aholic® Old No.8, or Sock-aholic® Sparkz in your choice of color as shown above. (Please note there is an additional $5 charge for Sock-aholic Sparkz.).
- One contrast color skein in Grasshopper to use to knit the rose vines.
- One contrast color skein in the Pink Lady colorway to use to embroider the roses.
- A commemorative Blooming Rose project Stitch Marker.
- The Bridge of Roses pattern by Wendy Gaal.
Sock-aholic® Tryg is dyed by hand at our brewery using a wonderfully soft 3-ply Luxury Sock Yarn made from 80% Superwash Merino and 20% Nylon. Each 100g skein contains approximately 410 yards, and knits at a gauge of 7-9 stitches per inch using size 1-2 needles. This yarn is soft yet durable, has great stitch definition, and will be your new “Go To” sock yarn!!
Sock-aholic® Old No.8 is dyed by hand at our brewery using a wonderfully soft 8-ply Luxury Sock Yarn made from 90% Superwash Merino and 10% Nylon. Each 100g skein contains approximately 410 yards, and knits at a gauge of 7-9 stitches per inch using size 1-2 needles. This yarn has a smooth and refined appearance, and will help you create elegant fingering weight projects.
Sock-aholic® Sparkz is dyed by hand at our brewery using a wonderfully soft and Sparkly! 3-ply Luxury Sock Yarn made from 63% Superwash Merino, 20% Silk, 15% Nylon, and 2% Polyester Glitz. Each 100g skein contains approximately 420 yards, and knits at a gauge of 7-9 stitches per inch using size 1-2 needles. This yarn is soft yet durable, has great stitch definition, and is perfect for your most special projects and occasions!
Washing Instructions for all Sock Yarns: Hand washing in cool water is recommended to prolong the life of any hand-knit or hand-crocheted item. This yarn may also be gently machine washed in cool water. Roll in a towel to remove excess water (do not twist or wring), and lay flat to dry away from direct sunlight.