Thistles in Bloom Socks by C.C. Almon

Thistles in Bloom Socks

Knitting
April 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in foot stitch pattern (blocked)
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
434 yards (397 m)
Women's Small (Medium, Large) | To fit foot circumference: 7 (8, 9)” / 17.75 (20.25, 23)cm
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Thistles in Bloom Socks

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Having lived in Scotland for almost 4 years, I’m well acquainted with the beautiful thistle. Even after being back in the US for the past 9 months, I immediately pictured fields of thistles when I saw this yarn.

This sock has lace panels of blooming thistles interspersed with garter ridges that represent the fields of green grass where thistles are typically found.

So grab your yarn and needles, and cast on your socks. Let’s imagine we’re in Scotland! Happy Knitting!

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These socks are knit using the magic loop method (although the purchaser could easily adapt it for two circulars or double points).

This pattern includes toe-up and cuff-down instructions.

The knitter needs to be comfortable with the following techniques: knit, purl, knit through the back loop (ktbl), knit two together (k2tog), knit three together (k3tog), M1L, M1R, slipped stitches, slip slip knit (ssk), yarnover (yo), and wrap and turns (W+T). Instructions for all these techniques are included in the pattern. In addition, a video tutorial for the shadow wrap technique of W+T for short rows has been recorded by the designer.

This pattern includes instructions in both written and chart forms for 56 stitch, 64 stitch, and 72 stitch socks.

Huge thanks to my amazing test knitters: Celeste (celeste), Julia (4jewels4), Kimberly (Napiersknits), Kirsi (KirsiS), & Päivi (kaisukka)! ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

Pattern was tech edited by the phenomenal Rachel (porpoise)! ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

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