When Curt and I first started dating, we went up to his family’s lake lot to go ice fishing. The cold calmness on the lake, with the clear blue sky against the bare trees and shimmering snow-covered lake, was like a magical winter wonderland. There are few moments in my life where I felt utterly at peace, but the silence on the lake, regardless of how cold it was my first time out there, brings a sense of warmth to my soul.
I pondered this snowflake design for a while, considering how best to represent all those beautiful sun-kissed snowflakes and awaiting the perfect frozen blue yarn. At last, it has all come together, and I couldn’t be happier with the result.
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Winter Wonderland – Worked in the round, Winter Wonderland 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.
(Measured around the ball of the foot.)
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 64-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)
WN Yarns – 75/25 Sock Yarn
75% SW Merino 25% Nylon
463 yds (423 m) / 3.5 oz (100 g)
Color: Frosty Winter
ArcticCrafts – Poldale sock
80% Poldale Wool – 20% nylon
437 yds (400 m) / 3.5 oz (100 g)
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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