Summer Dewdrop Socks by Mary Lukas

Summer Dewdrop Socks

Knitting
July 2022
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches = 1 inch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
300 - 400 yards (274 - 366 m)
1 (2,3) - which fits a foot circumference of (unstretched) 7.5 inches (8 inches, 8.5 inches) around.
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This is the fourth pattern in the Socks for All Seasons Club. Scaled pricing is available for all seven club patterns as a whole.

My favorite part of summer is the early mornings. I know what you’re thinking, hear me out. It’s the coolest part of the day, everything is quiet, the sunrise is always a sight to behold, and the grass is filled with morning dew.

The Summer Dewdrops capture just a bit of those cooler summer mornings with a mock cable and lace dewdrops running down thick blades of grass.

If you’ve done lace on a sock before, you’ll know, that it’s never very stretchy and can be hard to fit! These socks still have a good amount of stretch to help alleviate some of that.

Since we’re introducing socks with lace, the heel and toe will be ones that you’re already familiar with.

Gauge: 8 stitches/inch using US 1 (2.25mm circular needles).

Sizing: 1 (2,3) - which fits a foot circumference of (unstretched) 7.5 inches (8 inches, 8.5 inches) around.

Yarn: The yarn this pattern calls for is Drops Fabel which is a slightly thinner sock yarn. It comes in 50g skeins with 224 yards and is made up of 75% Wool, 25% Nylon. This is a highly affordable yarn and can be found in yarn stores across Europe and Canada or can be ordered online. It retails for around $3/skein (US). You’ll need 2 50g skeins for all three sizes.

Any lightweight or skinny sock yarn would work here. A good substitution would be Trekking XXL or Austermann Step.

Materials:

-US 1 (2.25) circular knitting needles (or size needed to get gauge), I recommend at least 32 inches (my preferred length). You can substitute DPNs and 9-inch circulars for circulars as well and I’ll show you how.
-100 grams of fingering weight sock yarn (2 skeins of the recommended yarn).
-Stitch marker or locking stitch marker (optional)
-Ruler or measuring tape.
-Darning needle.
-Sock blockers to photograph your socks once you’re done! (optional).

Notes: This pattern is written for magic loop, but can easily be changed to DPNs. Use 2 needles for N1, and another 2 for N2. If you’re using 9-inch circulars, there will be notes throughout to guide you.