forest floor by Sara Bauer

forest floor

October 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 11 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette
US 1 - 2.25 mm
300 - 410 yards (274 - 375 m)
7 (8, 9) inch foot circumference
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When I see a scattering of cones beneath the trees along my favorite paths, I slow my pace and breathe deeply, savoring the scent of the woods and the crisp autumnal edge to the air. Pine cones are fall’s flowers: their petals are dark, fragile—a harbinger of the coming months of cold. This sock design, with a petite fir cone lace pattern on the instep and narrow cable at the back leg, was inspired by autumn walks and the wonders of the forest floor. It features cuff-down construction, a traditional heel flap and heel turn, and gussets on the sides of the foot. The pattern includes directions for a ribbed band at the arch and a gently tapered toe with a grafted closure.

S (M, L)
7 (8, 9)” foot circumference

3.5 ounces (100g)
fingering weight yarn
totaling approximately
410 yards (400m)
The sample pictured was knit with
315 yards of Foster Sheep Farm
Northumberland sock yarn.

your preferred US 1 (2.25mm)
needles for sock knitting
(or size necessary to obtain gauge)

stitch markers
cable needle
tapestry needle

8 sts / 11 rounds = 1” (2.5cm)
in stockinette stitch

This pattern has been tech edited and test knit. The directions appear in a checklist-style format and there are written instructions as well as charts for the lace and back cable.