Dogwood Trees by Karin Aida
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Dogwood Trees

March 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
400 yards (366 m)
Women's Medium
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Dogwoods are springtime. Where I grew up, there was a big dogwood tree right outside my house. I haven’t seen many where I live now, so I made myself some.

The sock is knit stranded, with 72 stitches. Some familiarity with stranded knitting is suggested. Sizing can be altered by changing needle size. Bear in mind that stranded socks really don’t stretch at all.

The pattern is charted, and the sock uses a short-row heel, but can easily be adapted to use a flap heel if you prefer.

The optional heel motif is worked with intarsia and stranding.

This pattern uses about 220 yards of the main color (in this case, maroon) and about 180 yards of the contrasting color (in this case, grey).

If you want to print off this pattern and give it to someone else without asking me first, that is fine with me (if you sell someone this free pattern, though, I would be mad that you’d rip someone off like that). I also believe that you have the right to sell any item that you make from this pattern, so if you make these socks and want to sell them, it’s your hard work - please go ahead and do so. My ego demands that you not claim this pattern as your own, and that you give me a little credit somewhere. Note: If you find that you make enough of a profit to afford a yacht, then it would be gracious of you to offer to take me on a short cruise. I love boats.