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Rosa rubiginosa Socks

The Knitter's Curiosity Cabinet
Violently Domestic
Pantsville Press
Knitting
March 2012
8 stitches = 1 inch in s
325 - 400 yards (297 - 366 m)
s, l, fits a foot of about 8, 10.5 inches
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Rosa rubiginosa
I love the contrasts inherent in sweet briar. Delicate, sweet-smelling, pale pink flowers adorn massive shrubs that tower far above your head and are covered in piercing thorns. It’s a perfect illustration of the danger of underestimating something just because it seems sweet and demure. The socks echo the subdued form of the petals. Simple and straightforward, they nonetheless give a charming result especially as the patterning falls away leaving plain stockinette on your instep. The mitts are a bit more challenging. An intricate lace panel (inspired by the sharp points of the thorns) runs up the back of the hand. The palm is ribbed to provide a good fit, and the thumb is carefully positioned to ensure the mitt is comfortable.