Purple Sage Socks (Two Versions)
Rosemary (Romi) Hill
The Purple Sage Socks (both versions) incorporate a variation on the Twin Leaves pattern found in my book. For this one, I scaled down the leaves to make a perfectly sized panel for socks. There’s a plain version with ribbing between the leaf panel and also a version with lace ribbing. My favorite part of these is the transition between foot and leg patterning. A traveling mini cable crosses above the heel and opens up into the back leaf lace panel.
Finished Size Version 1: 7″ foot circumference and 9½” long from back of heel to tip of toe. Version 2: 7″ foot circumference and 10″ long from back of heel to tip of toe.
Yarn Sweet Fiber Yarns Cashmerino (70% superwash merino wool, 20% cashmere, 10% nylon; 400 yd [366 m]/4 oz [115 g]): Version 1: Hippolyta (purple), 1 skein. Version 2: ochre (gold), 1 skein.
Needles Version 1: Size 1 (2.25 mm). Version 2: Size 0 (2 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Markers (m); cable needle (cn); waste yarn for CO; tapestry needle.
Gauge Version 1: 35 sts and 49 rnds = 4″ in St st on larger needles. Version 2: 36 sts and 50 rnds = 4″ in St st on smaller needles.