Wright’s Shadow Socks by Figpox Farms Designs

Wright’s Shadow Socks

January 2021
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
3.5 mm (E)
271 - 532 yards (248 - 486 m)
Finished Foot Circumference: 6 (7, 8, 9)" / 15 (18, 20, 23) cm
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I gravitate toward an Art Nouveau/Craftsman aesthetic and have always been inspired by the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright. This year, I toured his Darwin D. Martin House museum in Buffalo, NY and took inspiration from it for this design. For laying the Roman brick exterior, Wright instructed his brick masons to keep the fill of mortar back a distance from the edge of the bricks instead of scraping it edge-flush. Wright recognized that by doing this, it would cause the brick edges to cast horizontal shadows during certain times of day, mirroring the strong horizontal lines in the rest of the house’s design. Inspired by Wright’s ability to visualize his design’s fine details, on the way home from the tour I started swatching a brick motif for socks. I hope you enjoy your Wright’s Shadow socks, and that you’ll be inspired to visit and support historic architecture!


Stitch markers (2)
Tapestry needle

Sizes: S (M, L, XL)
To fit foot circumference: 7 (8, 9, 10)“ / 18 (20, 23, 25) cm
Finished Foot Circumference: 6 (7, 8, 9)” / 15 (18, 20, 23) cm
Foot and leg length are adjustable.

Sample shown in Twilight.

This pattern is featured in the January 2021 Knitcrate Sock Membership Crate.