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Afternoon Tea
Afternoon Tea
Afternoon Tea
Afternoon Tea
Afternoon Tea
Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea

$5.00 USD

The inspiration for this sock pattern evolves from a few different things. My favorite childhood book was Alice in Wonderland, I always loved how outrageous all the characters were.  I was particularly drawn to the hatter’s tea party, so when I came across Potion Yarns’ “Unbirthday Party” colorway, it brought me right back to that delightful part of the book.  Lastly, this all came together around my birthday, which occurred in the middle of a pandemic, so it felt very unbirthday!

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Afternoon Tea – Worked in the round, Afternoon Tea contains both cuff-down and toe-up written directions and a chart for the pattern stitch. The pattern has instructions for an afterthought heel, but you may substitute whatever heel you enjoy using.

The pattern is written for the magic loop method for knitting socks; however, the design could be worked on double-pointed needles or mini-circulars instead should you prefer.




7.5 [8, 8.5, 9]” / 19 [20.5, 21.5, 23] cm circumference. The sample shown was knit using the toe-up version of this pattern on 60-sts.


US1 (2.25 mm) 32-40” (82-102 cm) circular needles, or size required to obtain gauge.


Tapestry needle, cable needle, scrap yarn, stitch markers


300-500 yds / 274-458 m fingering weight yarn (depending on the length of your foot and leg)


Potion Yarns – Dryad Sock

80% SW Merino 10% Cashmere 10% Nylon

430 yds (393 m) / 3.5 oz (100 g)

Color: Unbirthday Party


9 stitches by 11 rounds in stockinette = 1” / 2.5 cm, after blocking. Gauge is crucial in obtaining the correct fit. Changes in gauge will result in a size difference for your finished socks.


rhyFlower Knits patterns are available in print via our wholesale distributor Deep South Fibers.


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