Blomst by Jessica Gore

Blomst

Knitting
May 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
33 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
437 yards (400 m)
Small {Medium, Large}
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This pattern can be found in issue 2 of Laine Magazine, and is also now available for individual purchase!

The light-weight socks feature an 8-row floral lace motif that travels up the front and length of the socks in two columns, bordered by twisted stitches. A garter stitch detail panel completes the beautiful pattern.

The individual pdf version of the pattern is written for both toe-up and cuff down sock construction methods. A compiled pdf with both methods together in the one document is available to download, as well as separated toe-up and cuff down pdfs for your convenience. It also includes the option of working either an eye of partridge heel flap with gusset or a short row heel. The heel flap and gusset option is great for feet with a high instep, or for those who want a reinforced heel, whereas a short row heel is shallower and uses less yarn. You will need to know how to work short rows by wrapping and turning for both options.

INDIVIDUAL PDF VERSION

Size
Small: 16.5cm (6 ½“) circumference, fits approximate foot circumference of 19cm (7 ½”), length of 24cm (9 ½”); women’s EU 36–38/US 6–7 ½

Medium: 19cm (7 ½“) circumference, fits approximate foot circumference of 22cm (8 ¾”), length of 25.5cm (10”); women’s EU 39–41/US 8 ½–9 ½

Large: 21cm (8 ¼“) circumference, fits approximate foot circumference of 25cm (9 ¾”), length of 27cm (10 ½”); women’s EU 42–44/US 10–12

Foot circumferences are measured around the ball of the foot at the widest point and should be used to choose your sizing. Foot lengths are measured from the tip of the toes to centre of back of the heel, and are to be used as a general guide only. For the best fit possible, check all measurements given in the pattern by trying the socks on the intended wearer.

Yarn
Miss Click Clack Fenwick Street Flashmerino (85% Superwash Extrafine Merino, 15% Nylon; 400m {437yds}/100g), 1 skein Silver Bear (grey) or Patience Young Grasshopper (green) colourway, OR 100g fingering weight sock yarn

Samples used approximately 62g (248m {271yds}) for Small Size pair of socks (women’s EU 37/US 6 ½), and 80g (320m {350yds}) for Medium Size pair of socks (women’s EU 41/US 9 ½). Please note that the yardage requirements will vary depending on the heel option, sock circumference, foot and leg length, and any differences in gauge.

Needles & Notions
– 2.25mm (US 1), at least 80cm (32”) length circular needle for working Magic Loop method, double-pointed needles or short 23cm (9”) circular needle (see note below), OR size to obtain gauge
– 2 removable stitch markers (optional during heel turn {toe-up version}, or for using a different style of needle/method of working in the round)
– Tapestry needle
– Tape measure
– Scissors
– Sock blockers (optional)

Gauge
33 stitches x 48 rounds = 10cm (4”) in stockinette stitch, knit in the round and relaxed after blocking.

Stockinette stitch = knit every round

Note
-Instructions are written for the Magic Loop method of working in the round with a long circular needle. They are to be worked from the beginning to end of each round unless specified for stitches on first needle (N1; front of leg/top of foot), and second needle (N2; back of leg/sole of foot), separately. If you are using double pointed needles or a short circular needle, use markers as needed to designate between what will be the front and back halves of the sock.

Video Tutorial Links Included in the Pattern
-Judy’s magic cast on
-Jeny’s surprisingly stretchy bind off
-Long tail cast on
-Kitchener stitch
-How to work short rows using the wrap and turn method

This pattern has been professionally tech edited, and test knit. Instructions are provided in a fully written format, with charts also included where relevant.