June 6, 2011


Pattern: Dogwoods (mine)
Yarn: 1 ball each Sandnesgarn Sisu (80% wool, 20% nylon) in 3 colours: MC: I755 ‘Dark Teal’, CC1: W001 ‘White’ and CC2: I733 ‘Turquoise’

A few months ago one of my fabulous LYS's, Ram Wools, challenged people to come up with a sock design and I really like a challenge, especially a knitting one, so I charted and knit until I made these. There was some trial and error, but I'm really happy with how they turned out and I really, really like this yarn for colourwork.

They have deciduous trees in profile on top of the foot and on the leg, and in plan on the bottom of the foot (yah. I'm a landscape architect). They're knit from the toe up, with short row toes and heels. I would recommend having some sock knitting and colourwork experience before trying these, but I'm certainly not going to fence you in if you're keen.

They're a free download from Ram's website (see above and sidebar for link). They're also crazy comfy and I'm wishing it was still warm sock-wearing weather. However, it is perfect warm sock knitting weather, so there you go.


  1. You never cease to amaze me! Even though my knitting knowledge is extremely limited, I cannot fathom how you created these beautiful socks! And the design and colour are very intriguing. However, you must NOT wish it to be sock-wearing weather!!! Keep up the awesome work.

  2. They look great!!! And I really like the sole.

  3. Great socks! Love the design and summer is the perfect time to knit them :)

  4. Oh my gosh, these are just too awesome for words! Modern and fun, love them.