Primrose Socks by Yavanna Reynolds

Primrose Socks

August 2012
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 10 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette
US 1 - 2.25 mm
424 - 600 yards (388 - 549 m)
CO of 64, 72, 80 and 88sts
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The fourth sock in the ever growing TRIBUTE SERIES, the inspiration for this sock is Primrose Everdeen, also called Prim, the little sister of Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games Series by Suzanne Collins. Named for a delicate flower with heart shaped petals, she is the only person in the world that Katniss knows she loves unconditionally…The only person in the world for which she would sacrifice everything.

The word “prim” is often used to describe a someone who is very proper, tidy, and in most instances, a perfect lady. Primrose herself is a very ladylike, delicate character, and I wanted to reflect this in the shaping and design of this sock. It is a knee high sock, much like those worn by young school girls in 1940’s, 50’s and 60’s. The cuff and leg patterning form heart shaped ridges much like the edges of the primrose flower. The lace and rib work together to create a very slim fitting sock that is both delicate and strong, with a simple flower motif along the calf that blends seamlessly into the heel patterning. The gusset and foot shaping is done through hidden panels on the underside of the foot, allowing the entire visible foot, including what is typically the gusset area, to have patterning. Everything about this sock was designed to reflect femininity and a silent, understated strength.

This pattern includes instructions for a cuff down sock in four sizes (XS, S, M, L) and two lengths (under knee and mid calf) with two different variations for working length adjustments. This pattern uses a lot of charts, but is suitable for adventurous beginners.

This sock fits narrowly and is designed to have a negative ease and slim fit. If you have larger calves, knit a size larger than your usual size, or consider knitting the mid-calf version (which should fit below the widest part of most calves).

The mid-calf version should be workable with a single skein of yarn for most sizes. Larger sizes and longer socks will need an additional skein. The size 72 was knit for a women’s size 8 shoe using 1.25 skeins of yarn.