These cuff down socks were inspired by the structure and clean
lines of leaves and buds in the spring, the left and right socks
mirror each other, with and lace leaf motif running down one
side of the leg and a pattern of buds running down the other.
The gentle green color of the yarn is perfect for socks which
take inspiration from the slow, soft unfurling of foliage.
Gusset Setup round: Sl 1, k19,
pick up and knit pick up and k 16 sts
(1 st in each slipped st) along adjacent
edge of heel flap; continue across
instep sts according to chart as set.
Pick up and knit 16 sts along second side
of heel flap. 86 sts total – 52
on sole, 34 on instep. K to end
of sole sts. Start of round is
at start of instep sts.
Gusset round 1: Work in pattern
as set across instep sts; ssk, knit until
2 stitches remain, k2tog.
Gusset round 2: Work even
in pattern as set.
Repeat these 2 rounds until 68 stitches
remain; 34 each on sole and instep.
Work even in pattern as set until sock
measures 2 inches less than the desired
Toe Round 1: Knit
Round 2: K1, ssk, knit until
3 before end of instep, k2tog, k2,
ssk, knit until 3 stitches remain,
Repeat these 2 rounds until 20 stitches
remain. Cut yarn, leaving a 12 inch tail.
Graft stitches together.
Weave in ends and block.
ABOUT THE DESIGNER
Rachel loves designing, especially socks;
socks are her particular favourites because you can be really intricate
and detailed, they are portable so you knit on the go and hand-knitted
socks are a delight to wear!
You can read about her ever growing
sock yarn collection and her knitting and
spinning adventures on her
blog and find her on Ravelry as Coopknit.