Eternal Spring Socks by verybusymonkey

Eternal Spring Socks

March 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
300 - 350 yards (274 - 320 m)
7.25, 8, 8.75, 9.5" in diameter
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This pattern is available for free.

Being outside has always nourished my soul. So, like little kids stuck inside on rainy days, the winter months make me grumpy and impatient, waiting for the sunny weather to return to California. When this lovely yellow yarn arrived in my mailbox, I knew it wanted to become something lacy, intricate and spring-inspired. Being a scientist by trade and naturalist at heart, the inspiration for my designs invariably comes from the natural world. The Eternal Spring socks developed from my love of leafy, flowery motifs and, of course, lace knitting.

These top-down socks feature a delicate lacy/textured pattern inspired by spring flora, just what we all want after the seemingly long winter months. They work up quickly and come with instructions for two alternative insteps, one that transitions into stockinette (yellow sample) and the other with the pattern worked down to the toe (green sample).