Anemochory by Hunter Hammersen

Anemochory

Knitting
June 2010
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches = 4 inches
in blocked stockinette
350 - 450 yards (320 - 411 m)
Written in three sizes and three gauges to fit most anyone (see notes below for more).
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Anemochory noun the dispersal of plant seeds or spores by the wind




This stitch pattern reminds me of the the tiny, fly-away seeds on the flowers in my front yard (whether or not that inspiration struck as I picked seeds off of my knitting for the three thousandth time, we’ll never know). It looks impressive but is surprisingly simple to execute (the leg is really just a fancy rib).

The curvy lines of the main motif are echoed in the curves of the gusset and in the arch shaping. All those lovely, swoopy, curvy lines somehow manage to make even my (cough, rather sizeable) feet look shapley. On you, I’m sure they’ll be even more amazing!




They’re written in three sizes (56, 64, and 72 stitch cast ons), and you should feel free to adjust your gauge a bit to fine tune the fit of the sock. Just be sure that you’re working at a gauge that gives you a sturdy sock fabric with your chosen yarn!

I recommend working at something around 7, 8, or 9 stitches per inch, and I’ve included a table to help you figure out what gauge you’ll want to use for the size you need. With that range of sizes and gauges, the socks will fit a foot (measured around the ball of the foot) between 6.75 and 11.25 inches (with lots of points in between).




These are perfect for you if:

  • You want to do something clever with your next gusset
  • You love how arch shaping makes your feet look

They’re not for you if:

  • You don’t like charts (the pattern uses charts)
  • You hate swatching (you need to swatch to check your needle size)