Withywindle Socks by Claire Ellen

Withywindle Socks

October 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 12 rows = 1 inch
in Stockinette
US 1 - 2.25 mm
300 - 320 yards (274 - 293 m)
Small (Medium, Large, Extra-Large)
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When describing Goldberry, Tolkein says, “About her feet in wide vessels of green and brown earthenware, white waterlilies were floating, so that she seemed to be enthroned in the midst of a pool.”1 And I thought, the river daughter must have it easy— dipping her toes in the forest river when she was in need of a pedicure! These socks feature an open heel and open toe with an optional thong. The pattern is fairly simple, but works well with variegated yarns. Hopefully, you’ll be able to treat your toes to water lilies sometime soon.

Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate due to an unusual construction, but simple pattern.
Materials: approx. 300-320 yds / 275-300m of sock yarn. The socks pictured use Abstract FIber Super Sock in the colorway Laurelhurst
Tools: Tape measure, stitch holders, stitch markers, scissors, waste yarn and a tapestry needle.
Needles: US1 (2.25mm) sock needles
Gauge: 8 stitches & 12 rounds per 1 inch / 2.5cm in stockinette
Sizing: Small (Medium, Large, Extra-large) sizes measure 7(8,9,10) inches in circumference. Leg height and foot length are adjustable to fit and preference.