Schlumbergera by Mary E Rose


November 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
400 - 420 yards (366 - 384 m)
8 inch circumference (20 cm)
This pattern is available for free.

Schlumbergera is a small genus of cacti with 6-9 species found in the coastal mountains of southeastern Brazil. But you probably know them as the Thanksgiving, Easter or Christmas Cactus! With flowers in red, orange, pink and white, this easy to grow and propagate plant is found in many homes, including mine!

Worked in three (or more!) colors, these top down socks morph from slipped stitch colorwork to comfy ribbing.

Only one color is used at a time.

The flowers take very little yarn, so dig out those little scraps of sock yarn and put them to good use!