Cataphyll by Hunter Hammersen
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April 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
350 - 425 yards (320 - 389 m)
Fits a foot or leg of 7.25, 8.25, 9.25 inches
This pattern is available for $6.95 USD
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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!

These are perfect for you if:

  • You want to do something special with your next pair of socks
  • You love mirrored socks

They’re not for you if:

  • You don’t like charts (the pattern uses charts)
  • You hate swatching (you need to swatch to check your needle size)