Wander the rain forest in the “Fern and Forest Socks”
Featuring Rowan's Hand-Dyed Fine Art Yarn
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!
ePattern now available for purchase
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.
Rowan Fine Art
Shown in Lapwing
2× 24″ or longer Size US 1½ [2.50mm]
or size needed to obtain gauge
32 sts = 4″ in Stockinette stitch
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
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.
||45% Wool, 20% Mohair, 25% Polyamide, 10% Silk
|Yardage / Weight
||131 yds in 100 g
||14 sts over 4″ on US 10 [6.00 mm]
||Hand Wash Cold, Dry Flat