California Dreamin' Socks by Maria Zilakou

California Dreamin' Socks

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October 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch after blocking
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
380 - 400 yards (347 - 366 m)
SMALL: (6 to 7 1/2 in.) MEDIUM: (8 to 9 in.) LARGE:(9 to 10 1/2 in.)
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“All the leaves are brown (all the leaves are brown)
And the sky is grey (and the sky is grey)
I’ve been for a walk (I’ve been for a walk)
On a winter’s day (on a winter’s day)
I’d be safe and warm (I’d be safe and warm)
If I was in L.A. (if I was in L.A.)
California dreamin’ (California dreamin’) On such a winter’s day”

California Dreaming is a famous song of the 60’s by “The Mamas and the Papas”. The yarn I used for this pair of socks just made me think of it: the brown and grey mingle with a soft blue and, since winter starts as soon as I feel the need to wear socks, it was clear to me that this song should serve as an inspiration. I created these socks working from the calf towards the toe, on my dpn needles (you can go for your favorite two circulars or Magic Loop as you wish). They are a rather quick knit to make, since, the small, lace element is placed as a detail of the design. Just so that you don’t waste time knitting those and yet, interested enough by the pattern.