Garden Gate Socks
“When the world wearies and society ceases to satisfy, there is always the garden.” – Minnie Aumonier
The vibrant colors that Ellie (Alive With Purpose) chooses to dye her yarns with always make me smile and remind me of beautiful flowers in a garden. Combining these happy shades with the simple twisted stitches and cables in this pattern made me think of wrought iron gates surrounding a joyful flower bed. I hope that you also find joy and comfort in knitting this pair of Springy socks as the world begins to wake up outside, the flowers begin to bloom, and the sun shines brighter and longer with each day.
The pattern includes variations for both toe-up and cuff-down options and uses a short-row heel along with a standard wedge toe, but feel free to substitute your favorites as needed. This pattern is written for 6 sizes: Baby – Adult Large.
This purchase is for the single sock pattern only. Please visit the 2021 Indie Sock-a-Long page and register there if you are wanting to recieve this pattern & have a new sock pattern emailed to you the first Saturday of each month in 2021.
Baby, (Child, Youth, Adult S, Adult M, Adult L)
Finished Foot Length
5, (7.5, 8, 9.5, 10.5, 11.5)“
12.5, (19, 20.5, 24, 26.5, 29) cm
5, (6, 7, 8, 9, 10)”
12.5, (15, 18, 20.5, 23, 25.5) cm
95, (177, 263, 348, 424, 507) yds
87, (162, 241, 318, 388, 463) m
Adult M - Sized Sample Used:
Alive With Purpose Yarns
75% / 25% SW Merino/Nylon
463 yds / 100 g
In the Colorway:
US 1 (2.25 mm) Double Points
or size and preferred needle type to obtain gauge
- Cable Needle (optional)
- Measuring Tape
- Stitch Markers
- Tapestry Needle
32 sts x 48 rnds / 4” (10 cm) in Stockinette, blocked
1/1/1 Left Purl Twist (Tutorial available at YumiYarns.com on May 15, 2021)
1/1/1 Right Purl Twist (Tutorial available at YumiYarns.com on May 22, 2021)
- Bind Off
Pattern includes links to relevant tutorials. Tutorials are also posted to the the YumiYarns Tutorials page.
The needle size listed is the needle size I regularly use, but I am a very loose knitter so you may need to go up 1-2 needle sizes to get a fabric that you like. Most knitters do well with US size 2 (2.75 mm) & if you are a tight or newer knitter you may want to try a US size 3 (3.25 mm). If you know your standard needle size for sock knitting, use that instead of what I have listed (the size that gives you gauge).
Make sure that your beginning of round marker is different from your other markers so you can tell the difference. Locking markers are recommended .
Share your project & connect with other knitters in the Indie Sock-a-Long! We’d love to see your version & cheer you on as you go.