Knapweed Socks by Katherine Radburn

Knapweed Socks

August 2022
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
36 stitches and 50 rows = 4 inches
in p4, k1tbl twisted rib, washed and blocked
US 1 - 2.25 mm
300 - 421 yards (274 - 385 m)
1 (2, 3, 4)
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Common knapweed, also known as black knapweed, is a thistle-like flower that blooms in grasslands throughout the United Kingdom from June to September. The buds and blooms of these toe-up socks are reminiscent of this hearty wildflower … so you can have a bit of British summer meadows peeking from your shoes or boots all year long!

The Knapweed Socks are knit toe up and inside out until midway up the leg, minimizing the need to purl! They feature a German short row heel. Textured blooms burst along the cuff of the sock, formed using a mix of bobble and dip stitches. The pattern includes detailed written instructions and tips to work these textured stitches.

1 (2, 3, 4) with finished foot circumference of approximately 6.5 (7.75, 9, 10)” 17 (20, 23, 25 cm.
Length from cuff to top of heel: 5.5” (14 cm)
Foot and leg length is fully adjustable within the pattern.

4ply/fingering weight yarn suitable for socks

This pattern looks great in solid, semi-solid or lightly speckled yarns, or try a faded version for extra fun!

Sample Shown in Retrosaria Mondim 100% non-superwash wool, 421 yds (385 m)/100 gram ball in shade 106