Xochiquetzl by Melissa Lemmons


January 2012
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 11 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette in round
US 1 - 2.25 mm
1.0 mm
400 yards (366 m)
small, medium, large
This pattern is available for $5.00.

Xochiquetzl is the Aztec goddess of fertility and the patroness of those who create luxury items. She is often depicted as a beautiful woman with a retinue of birds and butterflies. These socks with their opulent beading and stylized butterflies seem a fitting design for such a goddess.

400 yds of wool or wool blend sock yarn. Sample shown in Colinette Jitterbug in Oyster Blush
US sz 1/2.25 mm, or size needed to obtain gauge, dpns or circular(s)
US sz 12/1.00 mm crochet hook for applying beads
128 - sz 6/0 beads
cable needle
yarn needle for weaving in ends

Small [Medium, Large] 64 [72, 80] sts
6 [7, 8] inches unstretched circumference around instep
15 [17.5, 20] cm unstretched circumference around instep

Sock is worked cuff down with gusset shaping on the bottom of the sole. The socks are mirrored for left and right so make
sure that you are using the correct chart at all times. Beads are only worked for the first repeat of the chart on the leg. For all other repeats, purl those sts instead.

Pattern is charted.