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Sock of the Month: “Fern and Forest” Socks!

Sock of the Month: Fern and Forest Socks
Wander the rain forest in the “Fern and Forest Socks”
Featuring Rowan's Hand-Dyed Fine Art Yarn
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The Olympic National Park, in the remote northwest corner of America's lower forty-eight is a landscape of beauty and contrasts. Visit the rugged pacific coast, the secluded lakes and rivers or the snowcapped peaks. This is also where you will find the only rain forest in the continental U.S. You will feel the natural magic as you wander the green mossy trails ... in hand-knit socks.
Inspired by this amazing wilderness, the Fern and Forest socks have a massive tree picked out in ribs and bobbles up the back of the leg and delicate fern lace up the front. You will love this lush sock project!

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Fern and Forest Socks
by Amy Loberg
The Fern and Forest Socks have lots of interesting knitting. The most notable is the simple and lovely fern lace pattern that runs up the top of the foot and continues up the front of the leg bordered on either side by a delicate cable braid.
Turn the sock around, and the calf sports a huge tree picked out in easy-to-knit bobbles that give the fabric a remarkable nubbly texture.
These socks are knit from the toe up, have a fully gusseted heel turn, and an attractive and durable “Eye of Partridge” heel flap reinforcement.
Women's Size S (L)
Foot Circumference 7–8″ (8–9″)
Yardage 350 (400)
Materials 1 (1)× Rowan Fine Art
Shown in Lapwing
Needles
2× 24″ or longer Size US 1½ [2.50mm] circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge
Gauge 32 sts = 4″ in Stockinette stitch
Notions
Size US C-2 [2.75mm] crochet hook
Skill Level Intermediate
YARN
Lapwing Fine Art
Kingfisher Fine Art
Raven Fine Art
Oak Fine Art
Tawny Fine Art
Chiff-Chaff Fine Art
Marten Fine Art
Deer Fine Art
Otter Fine Art
To make socks more durable, the general formula for sock yarns is about 75% animal fiber (usually wool) and 25% synthetic binder. What makes Rowan Fine Art interesting—aside from the gorgeous colors—is the “animal fiber” in this yarn is a combination of wool and two durable natural fibers: mohair and silk. Frequently considered luxury fibers, mohair and silk are two extremely durable natural fibers.

In addition, Fine Art’s beautiful colors are dyed for Rowan by a South African company that helps empower individuals from some of their nation's poorest communities.
Fiber Content 45% Wool, 20% Mohair, 25% Polyamide, 10% Silk
Yardage / Weight 131 yds in 100 g
Gauge 14 sts over 4″ on US 10 [6.00 mm]
Care Instructions Hand Wash Cold, Dry Flat