Little Posy socks by Stone Knits

Little Posy socks

April 2022
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
34 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
219 - 328 yards (200 - 300 m)
1, (2, 3)
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These socks are a fun, addictive knit and will look fabulous in any of your 3 favourite contrasting colours. Inspired by old decorative floral patterns found on vintage wallpaper, I wanted to create these delicate looking colourwork socks to celebrate the arrival of Spring. The repetitive and easy to memorize pattern is reminiscent of the little flower posies that children collect in early Spring from blossoms they have found in gardens or in fields. Knit with 3 colours, there are two versions - a longer sock version with lighter colours and a dark shortie version for you to enjoy. This pattern is suitable for using up some of your sock yarn scraps too.

These socks are knit from the top down, starting with a ribbed cuff and followed by an uncomplicated colourwork pattern. The pattern continues throughout the leg and foot. The heel is constructed as a short row (boomerang) heel and the toe is completed with kitchener stitch.

1, (2, 3)
Recommended ease: Approx. 2.5cm / 1 inches of negative ease.
Foot circumference:
To Fit: foot circumference 17-19 (20-23, 24-25.5) cm / 7 (8.5, 9.5) inches
Leg/Foot length can be easily adjustable. See instructions for details.
(More sizes can be achieved by going up or down a needle size)
Sample shown is knit in size 2 for foot size EU 39, US 8.5, UK 6 size foot, foot circumference 22.5cm / 8.8 inches.

Needle size 2.25mm / US 1, 80cm / 32 inches for magic loop, or DPNs, two circulars or 9” needles for stockinette and ribbing.
Needle size 2.5mm / US 1.5, 80cm / 32 inches for magic loop or DPNs, two circulars or 9” needles for colourwork.
Important note: Do check your gauge for fitting. Further sizes can be achieved by going up or down needle sizes.
38 sts x 44 rnds = 10cm / 4 inches for stockinette and ribbing.
34 sts x 38 rnds = 10cm / 4 inches for colourwork.

Fingering weight 4ply sock yarn by Vilaines and Filcolana Arwetta Classic
75% superwash wool / 25% nylon – 400m / 437 yds 100g

(For lighter colour longer version)
MC: Light Custard, 240m / 262 yds (60g approx.)
CC1: Navy, 60m / 65 yds (15g approx.)
CC2: Friday chupa chups, 40m / 44 yds (10g approx.)

(For darker colour shortie version)
MC: Navy 200m / 219 yds (50g approx.)
CC1: Light Custard 40m / 44 yds (10g approx.)
CC2: Friday Chupa Chups 32m / 35 yds (8g approx.)

Please note any fingering weight sock yarn can be used for this sock pattern.