Bridge of Roses by Wendy Gaal

Bridge of Roses

May 2011
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
36 stitches = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
325 - 375 yards (297 - 343 m)
Narrow, Medium, and Wide Widths
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Portland, the City of Roses, was our host city for Sock Summit 2011! Because this event was so special for us Sock-aholics, we 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.

Recommended Yarn

Sock-aholic® II is dyed by hand at our brewery using a wonderfully soft 4-ply Luxury Sock Yarn made from 75% Superwash Merino and 25% Nylon. Each 100g skein contains approximately 460 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.