Willowbrook by Kirsten Hall


July 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 24 rows = 2 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
250 - 350 yards (229 - 320 m)
Adult S, M, L (circumferences below)
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Climb up a twisting tree or dip your toe in a babbling brook. These socks are worked from the toe up with no-wrap short rows for a smoothly-turned heel. No cabling, no grafting, just willowy lace and a loopy leaf stitch to show off painted yarns.

Sizes: Adult small, medium, large. Circumference 6.75(7.75,8.75) inches/ 17(19.5,20.5) cm; length is adjustable.

Yardage: 250(300,350) yards with 6” leg, sample in Dragonfly Fibers Djinni Sock.

Notions: Stitch markers (at least 4), tapestry needle for weaving in ends, optional cable needle for working leaf stitch

Helpful Links
Judy’s Magic Caston
Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off
Lifted increases video (for KRL and KLL increases)
Purled lifted increase video (for PRL increase)
Kitchener stitch for grafting toe

Construction Notes
Two identical socks are worked toe to cuff with a turned heel and heel flap. Charts are given for the faux-cable lace pattern. Written instructions for the leaf stitch accompany the charts.