Catkins Socks by Amelia Day Velarde

Catkins Socks

Knitting
February 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 46 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
400 yards (366 m)
Cuff circumference: 7 (8, 9)" / 17.75 (20.25, 23) cm

Worked from the top down with an afterthought heel, the Catkins Socks remind us of wands of pussywillows, one of the first signs of Spring in Vermont, with the lace running down the leg and along the outside of the foot. Knit up in Green Mountain Spinnery’s Forest, this fingering weight yarn combines the warmth and bounce of Targhee fine wool with the gleam and strength of Tencel® Lyocell (from trees), making it a perfect choice for long-wearing socks.

Finished Measurements
Cuff circumference: 7 (8, 9)“ / 17.75 (20.25, 23) cm

Materials
Yarn: Green Mountain Spinnery Forest (70% Fine Western Wool, 30% Tencel® Lyocell; 400 yds / 4.64 oz skein), color: Grey, 1 skein for all sizes
Needles: US Size 1 / 2.25 mm & US Size 1.5 / 2.5 mm set of DPNs (or preferred method for working small circumferences)
Notions: Stitch markers, waste yarn, tapestry needle

Gauge
30 sts & 46 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Stockinette Stitch after blocking

At the Spinnery
Print copies available from Green Mountain Spinnery and from One More Row Press

Bringing together a talented group of “friends of the Spinnery”, At the Spinnery takes you to the worker-owned fiber cooperative in Putney, Vermont, where you will find a dozen knitting patterns in almost as many different yarns to outfit you from top to toes in wooly goodness. Visit the Green Mountain Spinnery’s website at spinnery.com to choose the perfect yarns for your project and to order your print copy today.

Designs include:

  • Buttonbush Pullover by Heather Zoppetti
  • Catharus Shawl by Bonnie Sennott
  • Catkins Socks by Amelia Velarde
  • Green Leaf Pullover by Maureen Clark
  • Greenbanks Hollow Cardigan by Amy Herzog
  • Ikinngut Pullover by Jennifer Dassau
  • Millstone Blanket by Kate Salomon
  • Mizuna Shawl by Angela Tong
  • Sap Run Vest by Larisa Demos
  • Sheepscot Pullover by Kathleen Dames
  • Snowmelt Cowl by Cap Sease
  • Thaw Hat by Kathleen Dames

Stitch patterns are charted. Schematics are provided. Information on yarn substitution, chart reading, and finishing is included. Yarns for all patterns provided by Green Mountain Spinnery. Shot on location in Putney, Vermont, by award-winning photographer Gale Zucker.

Brought to you by One More Row Press. Knit like a local™.