Xanthophyll by Hunter Hammersen
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September 2009
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
8.5 stitches = 1 inch
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
350 - 450 yards (320 - 411 m)
fits a foot or leg of 7.25, 8.25, 9.25, 10.75 inches

This pattern has been discontinued. It may possibly be re-released in the future, but there are no immediate plans to do so.

Xanthophyll \ˈzan(t)-thə-ˌfil\ noun

  • a yellow pigment that colors autumn leaves

I’ve never understood why people think of yellow as a spring color. It’s always reminded me far more of autumn. Between the rich yellow and the spiky stitch pattern, these socks are perfect for fall.

This pattern is for a top down sock with a heel flap. The socks feature two different slipped stitch patterns. The slipped stitches beautifully highlight the color changes in variegated sock yarns, and the elongated stitches in the cables help prevent pooling. The ribbing helps create a marvelously stretchy sock that will easily fit a variety of different feet, and the pattern is suitable for men or women.