Living in Clover by SLM Designs

Living in Clover

Fingering (14 wpi) ?
9 stitches and 13.5 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette stich
US 0 - 2.0 mm
300 - 650 yards (274 - 594 m)
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Clover, genus Trifolium, is a member of the pea family and is also known as the Shamrock, the traditional Irish Symbol. It grows almost everywhere but temperate areas of the northern hemisphere show the most variety. Clover makes a tasty, nutritious fodder, fixes nitrogen in soil, and is loved by pollinators. It generally has 3 leaves, but occasionally 4-, 5- and 6-leafed clovers are found. Finding a 4-leaf clover is said to bring good luck. The record set in 2009 for most leaves was 56! The phrase “ living in clover” is a metaphor for living a life of ease and abundance.

This toe-up sock has a lacework pattern on the instep that resembles a 3-leafed clover and has a fancy lacework ribbed pattern for leg. Leg can be worked any length. If made in green, this sock would make a spectacular St Patrick’s Day accessory. Stitch patterns are provided as charts only.

Needles: 1 or 2 circular needles, 24-in (60 cm), size 2.0 mm (US 0). Optional larger size needle for more leg ease: circular needle size US 1 (2.25 mm).

Other items: 3 stitch markers, darning needle.

In stockinette in Round 9.0 sts, 13.5 rows per inch (~35.4 sts, 53 rows per 10 cm)

In Clover Pattern in Round 11 sts, 14 rows per inch (~43 sts, 55 rows per 10 cm)