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Floralia

Knitting
August 2011
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
36 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches in Stranded stocking stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
437 - 525 yards (400 - 480 m)
Average women's. Length adjustable.
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Floralia is a toe-up, stranded colour-work sock that uses just two yarns; one variegated and one almost solid. Pick two colours that contrast well with each other for maximum effect.

The charted pattern on the front of this sock is an adaption of a chart found in The Priscilla Cross Stitch Book, edited by Harriet Cushman Wilkie, 1899.

This Pattern assumes knowledge of stranded colourwork practices, you should weave in long floats.

Allow 100g (384m) of background colour and 50g (192m) of foreground colour for calf length socks.

This pattern can be easily adapted to knee-high length, but you will need more foreground colour, 100g is recommended. Instructions for lengthening the leg are included.


This pattern was part of instalment two of the Vintage Purls Winter Sock Club 2011.

Errata for Sock Club edition of file:
Chart I (option 1 for top finishing) follows on from row 35 of chart , not row 37.
Chart J (option 2 for top finishing) follows on from row 71.