Frostfires by Sarah Alderson


September 2018
Light Fingering ?
32 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
923 yards (844 m)
Small (Medium, Large)
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Patterned socks knitted from the toes up with colourwork and twisted stitch patterns.

Autumnal wildflowers that grow in the north, Frostfires are often found in mountain meadows in abundance. They attract hummingbirds and butterflies, bloomimg long after other flowers have gone.

Winter Thyme is a pattern from the Winter Blooms book

Small (Medium, Large)
To fit foot circumference: 20.5 (23, 25.5) cm / 8 (9, 10) in
Designed to fit with 0-1 cm  / 0-0.5 in negative ease, around the ball of the foot.
Foot length is customisable

Light fingering weight yarn
CoopKnits Socks Yeah! (75% Merino wool, 25% nylon, 211 m / 231 yds in 50g) in colour ways:

  • MC: Axinite 103
  • CC1: Sugilite 112
  • CC2: Peridot 114
  • CC3: Jadeite 115

One skein of each

Needles & Notions:
2.5mm (US 1 1⁄2) needles for small diameter circular knitting and i-cord
3 stitch markers

32 sts x 48 rows in 10 cm x 10 cm (4 in x 4 in) measured over Stocking st

Skills required:
Knit and purl stitches
Yarn over increases
Increases and decreases
Following a charted or written pattern
Twisted stitches
Kitchener stitch
Stranded colourwork
Casting on and off

Pattern information:
Originally published September 2018.
Current version: Frostfires_v1.0.pdf
PDF file size: 2.8MB
Blog post with more information can be found here
Technical Editor: Gwen Wagner-Adair
Model: Freyja Boycott-Garnett
Photography: Aldersign