Wild Grass by Fiona Alice

Wild Grass

Knitting
March 2021
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
34 stitches and 49 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
306 - 377 yards (280 - 345 m)
1 (2, 3, 4, 5) | Finished foot circumference: 17.25 (18.5, 19.5, 20.75, 21.75) cm / 6.75 (7.25, 7.75, 8.25, 8.5)” - recommended to be worn with 3 cm / 1.25” of negative ease.
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Wild Grass is now available to purchase as a single PDF pattern.

The Wild Grass socks are inspired by the microscopic cross cuts of cells which are beautifully represented in the delicate, crescent-shaped lace motif. On the leg, the lace is complemented by tiny bobbles, evoking seed pods!

The Wild Grass socks are worked from the toe up. The motif is mirrored, with different charts for the left and right foot. The bobbles on the upper part of the leg are created with a crochet hook. The final leg length will vary slightly depending on the desired length of the foot. The socks are finished off with a cuff of twisted ribbing.

This pattern was originally published in Making Stories Magazine, Issue 5: Inside Nature, March 2021. For more information on Wild Glass, visit the blog post, “Making Stories in Bloom with Issue 5: Inside Nature”.

Sizes

1 (2, 3, 4, 5)

Finished foot circumference: 17.25 (18.5, 19.5, 20.75, 21.75) cm / 6.75 (7.25, 7.75, 8.25, 8.5)” - recommended to be worn with 3 cm / 1.25” of negative ease.

Finished Measurements

  • Foot circumference: 17.25 (18.5, 19.5, 20.75, 21.75) cm / 6.75 (7.25, 7.75, 8.25, 8.5)”
  • Leg length: will vary, sample shown with 18.25 cm / 7.25” leg length

Yarn

Triskelion Yarn Mama Qucha Sock (100% Peruvian Highland Wool; 400 metres / 437 yards per 100 g)

280 (295, 315, 330, 345) metres / 306 (323, 344, 361, 377) yards

Yarn estimations are based on the foot length being 22 cm / 8.75” with a leg length of 18.25 cm / 7.25”, like the sample shown. More or less yarn will be required if changing the foot length.

Sample shown is knit in colourway Kelp. Charifa wears a size 3 with 0.75 cm / 0.25” of negative ease.

Needles

2.25 mm / US 1 circular needle with a cable length of at least 80 cm / 32” (or needle size to obtain gauge).

This pattern uses the magic loop technique. The top of the foot is worked across the first needle and the sole of the foot is worked across the second needle. However, dpns can be used instead: work instructions for first needle across 1st and 2nd dpns; for second needle work across 3rd and 4th dpns.

Gauge

34 sts x 49 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (in the round, in stockinette stitch, after blocking)

40 sts x 40 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (in the round, in lace pattern without bobbles, after blocking)

Notions

  • Blocking tools; blocking mats, t-pins, sock blockers (optional)
  • Crochet hook, 2.25 mm / US B1
  • Darning needle
  • Removable stitch markers (optional)
  • Tape measure

Contributors

  • Photography, Hair & Make-up: Melinda Dela Costa
  • Model: Charifa Radji
  • Tech Editing: Marina Skua & Jessica Schwab
  • Graphic Design: Camille Romano

Wild Grass is one of the 12 modern, playful patterns featured in Issue 5 of Making Stories Magazine.

Accessibility: Issue 5 includes an Easy to Read digital pdf issue. It is written in all black text, 22 point Verdana sans serif font, no italics and with fully written directions. No charts are used for this version. It has also been specially formatted to be read clearly by screen readers and is fully screen reader accessible.

Issue 5 is available through our webshop in print and digital as well as in a subscription, through our Ravelry store as a digital version and our stockists.

About Making Stories Magazine

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