Sock of the Month: “Stout Grove” Socks!
Walk Among Giants in these “Stout Grove Socks” …
Featuring Dream in Color's Jilly Yarn
Inspired by the majesty and serenity of the redwoods of northern California, the “Stout Grove Socks” capture the subtle colors and textures of these magical parks.
There are lots of opportunities to visit the redwoods in northern California, including the “Redwoods National Park” , located north of Eureka. No matter what park you visit, you will be amazed by these giant redwoods that can reach the width of a three-lane highway and the height of a 25-story building!
Pictures of these socks were modeled by none-other than our very own Amy while on a visit to San Francisco. It’s easy to find a park full of redwoods … take your walk among the giants!
ePattern now available for purchase
Stout Grove Socks
by Amy Loberg
These richly textured top-down socks are deceptively simple to knit. The texture is the result of a simple six-stitch eyelet pattern as delicate as the foliage of the seedling Sequoia. Plus, the patterning is on the leg of the sock while the foot is all smooth Stockinette stitch. The pattern offers three sizes for the little sprouts up to the um … much taller trees.
Bonus: All of the instructions—for either double points or two circulars—are written out, so if you don't like charts, this project is very knittable!
|Women's Size||S (M, L)|
|Foot Circumference||7¼″ (8″, 8¾″)|
|Yardage||325 (350, 400)|
1 (1, 1)×
Dream in Color Jilly
Shown in Daylily
|Gauge||30 sts = 4″ in Stockinette stitch|
Jilly is a gorgeous 100% merino superwash wool spun in a single ply then dyed by the talented folks at Dream in Color. If you like Madeline Tosh’s fingering and have never tried Jilly, you will love this yarn … we think you may never go back to the Tosh!
“What about the colors” you ask? The ladies at Dream are amazing dyers. Their colorways are rich and textured and they offer a selection of over 200 colors … wow! The “Stout Grove” socks are shown in the “Daylily” color … you can pick from over 50 colors in stock. If that is not enough, you can special order any color in the Dream in Color palette!
|Fiber Content||100% Superwash Merino Wool|
|Yardage / Weight||440 yds in 4 oz.|
|Gauge||28 – 32 sts over 4″ on US 1 – 2 [2.25 – 2.75mm]|
|Care Instructions||Machine Wash Gentle & Cold, Dry Flat|