Snowdrops Socks by Carol Schoenfelder

Snowdrops Socks

Knitting
May 2011
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 1 - 2.25 mm
450 - 500 yards (411 - 457 m)
adult small, medium, large
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The front of these socks has a motif of bells hanging from drooping snowdrop stems – or perhaps bellflowers or bluebells or various other fritillaries. The back of the sock is worked in a version of a tulip cable. All is worked over a reverse stockinette background.

The flower stems on the front of the sock are achieved though 2- and 3- stitch cabling. The flowers themselves are the product of double increases and decreases.

It has a short garter stitch cuff, a rounded toe, and a yo-yo heel (a type of short-row heel). The yo-yo heel is the only short-row heel I’ve found that will easily fit any height arch.

The pattern is charted with different charts for small (7”), medium (8”), and large (9”).