Spring Leaf Socks by Karen Burnett

Spring Leaf Socks

March 2024
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
273 - 470 yards (250 - 430 m)
1 (2, 3, 4) ( 5, 6)
low vision format available
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Crafted from the toe up, the Spring Leaf Socks feature an elegant lace leaf panel adorning the front, creating a delicate pattern that gracefully ascends the sock. A crisp leaf design meanders up the sock, while the remainder of the foot and leg is embraced in a classic stockinette stitch, seamlessly combining style and comfort.


Malabrigo Ultimate Sock in Valentina
1 (1, 1, 1) (1, 2) skein(s), or approx 273 (306, 339, 383) (416, 470) yds/250 (280, 310, 350) (380, 430) m of fingering weight yarn

US 1.5/2.5mm, two circular needles or one circular needle at least 32”/80 cm long for Magic Loop or size needed to obtain gauge


• 1 removable marker, optional to mark beginning of round
• 2 stitch markers
• tape measure
• tapestry needle
• waste yarn

Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4) (5, 6)
a – foot circumference: 6 (7, 8, 9) (10, 11)“/15 (18, 20, 23) (24, 28) cm
b – foot length: 6.5 (7.5, 8.5, 9.5) (10.5, 11.5)”/16.5 (19, 21.5, 24) (26.5, 29) cm
c – leg length: 5.5 (6.5, 6.5, 7) (7, 8)“/14 (16.5, 16.5, 18) (18, 20) cm
Finished foot and leg lengths are provided for reference as these can be worked to preference.
Recommended to be worn with 0.75”- 1”/2 cm-2.5 cm negative ease around the foot.
Recommended to be worn with 0.5”- 1”/1.5 cm-2.5 cm negative ease at foot length.

Model is wearing a size 3 with 1”/2.5 cm negative ease.

32 sts x 40 rounds = 4”/10 cm in stockinette stitch worked in the round, blocked
For accurate swatch measurements, work swatch in the round, then wash and block your swatch in the same manner that you will wash and block your finished object.

• Spring Leaf Socks are toe-up socks worked in stockinette stitch on the sole and back of the leg. This allows for extra stitches to be added if a wider leg is required (see note below). A lace leaf design starts at the top of the foot and continues up the front of the leg.
• The front of the sock is worked on needle 1 and the back of the sock is worked on needle 2.
• The heel is worked using short rows.
• For a wider leg, when you complete the heel and return to working the round for the leg on the stockinette stitch section, you can add stitches to allow for the leg width to be increased. I recommend adding 4 stitches evenly every second round until desired width is achieved.

Accessibility Statement: inTANDEM zine includes a separate Easy to Read digital version with each pattern for no additional cost to you. It has all-black, 24-point sans serif Verdana font. No italics are used. All of the pattern steps are fully written out. Where charts are included the are not required to complete the pattern. Charts are in black, white, and magenta for color blind accessibility. Charts and schematics have been enlarged for easier viewing.