Walnut Street Socks by Susie White
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Walnut Street Socks

Knitting
August 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 12 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette
US 1 - 2.25 mm
360 - 460 yards (329 - 421 m)
Extra Small (Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large), 7.25 (7.75, 8.25, 8.75, 9.25) in. / 18.5 (19.5, 21, 22, 23.5) cm unstretched sock circumference
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Once upon a brief time, I lived in a small rural town in an old house on Walnut Street. As the name might suggest, the road was lined on both sides with towering black walnut trees. We didn’t live in that house for very long, but our time there was happy and I think back on those tall, beautiful trees with fondness.

The Walnut Street Socks were inspired by those trees. They feature panels of seed stitch that are reminiscent of the walnuts dropped from the branches, and swaths of stockinette along the front and back leg echo the street that they lined. The pattern is written cuff down with an eye-of-partridge heel flap and gusset, but the design is easily modified to be knit toe up.

This pattern includes a chart and written directions.