Cataphyll by Hunter Hammersen
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April 2013
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
350 - 425 yards (320 - 389 m)
to fit a foot of 7.25, 8.25, 9.25 inches
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Cataphyll noun
- a specialized leaf whose main job is not photosynthesis

I sort of adore these. Most of the leg is nice easy ribbing (which means they’ll fit beautifully), but you’ve also got a column of lovely leaves down the outside of your ankle to keep you occupied. The column splits apart, and half continues down your heel while the other half goes skimming across the top of your foot.

The result is utterly charming. It’s just the right mix of fun to knit and ridiculously impressive looking. On the right feet, they might even qualify as dainty!