My grandmother. Grandma. Everything a grandmother should mean to a child. Simple, loving things.... homemade, decorated birthday cakes, lots of hugs, little cheeseburgers, summer vacations. Funny the things we remember. My grandma. Dorothy. Known to all her friends as Dotty.
I paired it with a dot pattern that gradually, subtlely, lengthens down the sock. Simple, but elegant. My grandma.
Special thanks to my Mom, who modelled these socks, named after her mother, on Mother's Day. My sister even got in on the photoshoot. The one above she took. (Be sure to say its your favorite, maybe she'll take more pictures..hehehe!) I still can't believe it has been five years since my Grandma passed away. I know she's up there looking down on me!
Notes: The instructions are writter for a cuff-down sock. Charts are also provided.
Yarn: 350-380 yards of fingering weight sock yarn; shown in The Plucky Knitter MCN, colorway Dotty; other appropriate yarn substitutes include BMFA Socks that Rock lightweight; Squoosh Merino Cashmere: Sock
Needles: US 1.5 (2.5mm) or size needed to obtain gauge, either DPNs or ciruclar needles
Gauge: 32 sts = 4" in stockinette stitch
Sizes: adult women's X-Small (Small, Medium, Large)
Finished Measurements: 5.5" (6.5", 7.5", 8.5") foot circumference; 6 1/4" approximate leg length
Available for purchase here!
This pattern was designed using the new knitting pattern design software, Intwined Pattern Studio. Marisol told me all about it at sock camp, and I have to say, I love it!! The chart making especially!! And who can beat the price...just $44! If you've been on the fence, go get it! It is definitely worth it!
As always, feel free to contact me if you have any questions at irishgirlieknits AT gmail DOT com
For this pattern I'm doing something special. As some of you may know, I have worked with children with autism for the past 20 years. For seven years, my organization has participated in the Walk Now events that raise money for children with autism. This year the Walk Now for Autism Speaks walk is June 5. From now until then, I will be donating 50% of the sales of this pattern to the Walk Now for Autism Speaks Event. I'll be participating in this event again and my fundraising page is here. I'm hoping this will be a small way for me to support many of the families and children that I work with!