Today, I am very happy to bring you a sock that celebrates Spring. It is the second design in the Nature Series.
This Spring, I have spent an inordinate amount of time happily staring at blossoms.
Beautiful spring flowers, bluebells and snow drops.
I wanted to conceptualise the lacey, curved look of the flowers and blossoms in bare branches and settled on this.
They are called Sprig. The lacey design at once hints at the structure of the blossoms and the tangle of bare branches.
They are a reasonably simple knit, just an eight stitch repeat. If you are a very experienced lace knitter, you could knit these without having to refer to the pattern very much, but the rest of us will need to glance at the chart.
I have provided both written and charted instructions. A few may be pleased to know that the only purl stitches needed in this pattern are in the ribbing and heel flap.
I’m not a confident user of test knitters, so I generally knit at least two versions of each sock pattern I produce myself, to make sure the pattern works. It is still a terrifying experience to release a pattern… what if it has a mistake!!!? I’ll get over it one day. 🙂
These versions were knitted in Soft Like Kittens’ Noodle Sock (grey):
and Vintage Purls Sock:
The pattern is available on Ravelry.