Paatsama socks by Katri Parovuori

Paatsama socks

July 2010
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette/ leaf pattern
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
372 - 437 yards (340 - 400 m)
Foot size 38 - 40 (European)
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Paatsama is buckthorn in Finnish. I originally designed the leaf pattern for my own, naturally dyed yarn. I got greens from buckthorn leaves and red/brown from the bark.
The socks have been designed for naturally dyed yarns of Renaissance dyeing. They are not dyed with buckthorn, but the colour family is very much alike. The background colour is a very dark blue, which complements the bright leaf pattern beautifully.

Paatsama socks are available as a kit at Renaissance dyeing. The pattern is also be available in the Ravelry store.

If you are using an alternative yarn, you’ll need about 50 - 60 g of the background colour, 25- 30 g of each of the greens and 10 g of red.