Gilded Socks by Debbie Ford

Gilded Socks

October 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
US 1 - 2.25 mm
399 - 400 yards (365 - 366 m)
Adult - Small (Medium, Large)
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There’s a crackle underfoot in the forest after the leaves turn and fray and fall. Their crisp edges dark and golden, split all around like brittle paper. The centres glow with an opal shine like the sunset colliding with the night, fragile and silent until a step, step, step, and the frayed edges crackle behind like an echo in the early hours of autumn.

You can find the yarns used as a kit here Yarn Warx

Inspired by Autumn leaves, and their gilded edges as they change colours.

Top down Socks worked in the round, with a heel flap and gusset, and instructions on how to work this in a contrast yarn. The leaf lace panel is worked down the center front of the socks, the rest of the sock is worked in stockinette.

Small, (medium, large) finished sock circumference un stretched, 18 ( 20.5, 23 ) cm / 7 ( 8, 9 ).

Skill level
A basic understanding of sock construction, how to work knits, purls, yarn overs, directional increases and Kitchener stitch.

This pattern has been tested and tech edited.