Lavender Fields Socks by Helen Stewart

Lavender Fields Socks

Knitting
June 2021
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 46 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
345 yards (315 m)
Small, Medium, Large
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The Lavender Fields Socks are the 5th Pattern in The Handmade Sock Society 4--Buy the collection here

Lavender is the scent of slow living.

For such a little flower, it has a heady presence. Hand-stitched sachets, tucked away in chests and cupboards. A single pot blossoming by your doorstep, nodding gently as you pass by. Endless fields of pale purple, rippling in the breeze.

Lavender stands for memories and for gentleness. It loves the sun, but offers us the gift of deep rest and sweet dreams.

The Lavender Fields Socks evoke the delicate beauty of the lavender stem. They are knit from the top down, starting with a pretty picot cast on and continuing with a lavender-inspired lace panel around the top of the leg.

The pattern is written for a shorter sock and finished with a textured eye of partridge heel flap and gusset and a round toe. Like all the Handmade Sock Society designs, the pattern comes with three sizes and is easy to adjust and modify to achieve your perfect fit.

Finished Measurements
To fit approx. foot circumference of 7 (8, 9)” /17.5 (20, 22.5) cm.

Yarn
The Woolbarn Cashmere Sock 80% superwash extrafine merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon; 100g = 350m/383yds 1 x 100g skein (depending on foot length - 2 skeins for Large size)
Colour: Misty mauve

Medium Size sample with 27cm/10.5” foot length used approximately 90g, 315m/345yds of
(plump) fingering weight sock yarn

Needles
2.25mm (US 1), 100cm (40”) long circular needles (or size to obtain gauge) for magic loop method or DPNs if preferred

Notions
Tapestry needle
1 stitch marker

Gauge
32 sts/46 rounds = 10 cm (4”) in stockinette stitch