Amberwing Socks by Summer Lee

Amberwing Socks

February 2021
both are used in this pattern
yarn held together
+ Fingering
= DK (11 wpi) ?
40 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 1 - 2.25 mm
280 - 350 yards (256 - 320 m)
S (7”/18 cm) M (8"/20 cm) L (9"/23 cm) XL (10"/25 cm)
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The Amberwing Socks began as an adventure into the delightful world of traditional Estonian inlay knitting, known as Roosimine.

This centuries-old technique involves creating both simple and complex designs with strands of yarn, resulting in a unique fabric that resembles embroidery. Of course I wanted to apply this technique to socks, and was smitten with the result! I designed a simple parade of dragonflies floating down the side of the sock - something simple enough that Roosimine beginners could easily learn! The addition of the traditional Latvian braid adds a special touch to the cuff, resulting in a sock that looks quite fancy, but is simple to craft!

The pattern includes full tutorials for both the Latvian Braid and Estonian Inlay! Additionally, links to video tutorials are included so you can watch me demonstrate both techniques!


  • MC: Approximately 300-350 yards /27 4-320 meters of fingering weight yarn {I used Madeline Tosh Sock in “Antler”).
  • CC: Approximately 50-70 yards/ 46-64 meters of fingering weight yarn {I used Spun Right Round Classic Sock in “Tulip”).
  • US Size 1 (2.25mm) needles
  • A tapestry needle for weaving in ends
  • Stitch markers


40 sts over 4”/10 cm and 28 rows, knit in the dragonfly pattern in the round, and blocked.

(Measured around the circumference of the ball of your foot- the numbers below refer to your measurement, not the finished sock).
S (7” I 18 cm) M (8” / 20 cm) L (9” / 23 cm) XL (1 O“ / 25.5 cm)