Rainy Window Socks by Helen Stewart

Rainy Window Socks

by Helen Stewart
Knitting
April 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 46 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
383 yards (350 m)
Small, Medium, Large

The Rainy Window Socks are the 3rd pattern in The Handmade Sock Society 3 Collection, available to buy here!

The sky is grey and heavy outside, and the first raindrops begin to trace their paths down the window. They have come a very long way. From sea to sky to clouds, to end up here, on this particular pane of glass. This is rain in its most contemplative mood, but there are others. Brisk, joyful spring rains to turn the fields and gardens green. Strong, quenching rains, long-awaited, to restore the earth after a drought. Fearsome storms that sweep in to swell quiet streams, fill the flood plains and carve new rivers into the landscape. Gentle or fierce, welcome or dreaded, the rain cannot be commanded and will not be controlled. It is on its own journey, from sea to sky to earth and back again.

The Rainy Window Socks are a tribute to the free-spirited nature of the rain and the lessons it can teach about following our own path. The front and top of the foot feature a river of eyelet raindrops, framed with simple cables, balanced on the back with plain stockinette stitch. Knit from the top down, they are finished with a heel flap and gusset and a round toe. With three sizes to choose from, it’s easy to create a beautifully fitted sock.

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 size, you may need part of a second skein for the Large size)
Colour: Sage

Medium Size sample with 10.5” foot length used approximately 90g, 315m/345yds of 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
3 stitch markers

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