Showers of Flowers Socks
April showers might bring May flowers, but with these Springy socks you get both at once! Smocked stitches have delicate flowers trailing across your socks & down your legs so you can bring your garden with you wherever you go!
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 favorite toe as needed.
This pattern is written for 4 sizes: Baby – Adult Large. The smocked stitches really suck the fabric in so that’s why the stitch count seems high. Pick the circumference size that will fit you best, not the stitch count you usually cast-on with.
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Baby, (Child, Adult S, Adult L)
Finished Foot Length
4, (7.5, 9, 10.5)"
[10, (19, 23, 26.5) cm]
4.5, (6, 7.5, 9)”
[11.5 (15, 19, 23) cm]
MC: 178, (309, 422, 545) ydsMC: [163, (282, 386, 498) m]CC: 20g mini-skein x 1 (Optional)
Child-Sized Sample Used:
80/20 SW Merino/Nylon
400 yds / 100 g
In the Colorways:
MC: The Fish Footman
CC: When is a Raven Like a Writing Desk?
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
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 .
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