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Thank you for all of your kind comments on my new shawl design, Ulmus.  The pattern should be ready soon - test knitters are working on it.

While you wait, I've got another something new.  I designed this sock for the Plucky Knitter Classics sock club.  I'm now able to make it available to the public.

Althea Full 

Named for sports legend Althea Gibson.  These socks are worked from the toe up on two circular needles with a short row heel.  Twisting cables become the stems of jaunty leaves that border the top of the sock, giving the sock a classic, feminine look.



Finished Measurements
Heel to toe: customizable
Circumference at leg and foot:  7”/ (19)cm (relaxed) will stretch to fit up to a 9.5" foot & leg.

Yarn:  Plucky Knitter MCN FingeringWeight  80/10/10 Merino Cashmere Nylon - 385 yards/352m per100g Skein.  Colorway:  Damsel. 1 skein.

  U.S. size 2.5/3mm - 2 sets of 24” circular needles or size to obtain gauge 
Stitch marker
Cable needle
Tapestry needle

:  34 sts and 43 rows = 4"/10cm in Stitch Pattern

Price:  $6.00 US

See them here on Ravelry.


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One of these days I'll learn toe up.

another gorgeous sock! you're a genius! i love toe-up socks.

Very beautiful pattern. I am definitely a fan. I was wondering if you knit with yarn sent to you from dyers? That would be wonderful. Thank-you again for posting such beautiful patterns.



Love this pattern and I am great with toe up but the 2 circulars are to fiddly for me...I know go figure...so can I go for 5 dpns on this pattern?

Oh, no! You must stop with the awesome socks! :) I love these - those little leaves at the top, perfect!!

I absolutely love this pattern! It's gorgeous.

Beautiful intricacy, I love the movement of the knit stitches on the purl "ground!"

Lily and I can see several pairs of these in our future!

Not sure about all the purling, I like knitting in the round because you usually avoid all the purling, but I do like the design, and the colour is delicious.

Ohhhh beautiful! Love the pattern. And I love the color of this sock! Gorgeous!!!!

What lovely socks!

Luv you for writing this pattern toe-up 2-1 time!!!!

Wow! Very snazzy - the reverse stockinette really sets of the pattern.

Just found this site when I decided to make Acer. Great stuff!! Love the botanic references in your pattern names.


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