My favourite summer flowers are by far sunflowers. For me they are just a happy sight, even though they symbolize that summer is almost over when they are in full bloom.
So why not knit their happy look on a pair of socks to wear when the weather is grey and dull?
The socks were designed to resemble a sunflower. They are knitted cuff down with heel flap and gusset. The cuff, heel flap and toe are done in contrast coloured yarn, to resemble the seeds, while the petals are worked into the main coloured body of the socks. The petals care formed with small 1/1 cables, slipped stitches, moss and seed stitch.
I named the pattern Girasol, the Spanish word for sunflower and literally it translates to ‘turn to the sun’. And that’s what the flowers seem to be doing all day long: turning their bright yellow heads towards the sun.
The pattern includes three sizes: S to fit leg circumference 17.5 cm (7"), M to fit leg circumference 20 cm (7.75") and L to fit leg circumference 22.5 cm (8.5"); leg length and foot length are adustable.
Girasol is now availabe from my Ravelry store, here: Girasol
Please note: There is a special yarnkit available for these socks dyed by the very talented Laurel McWilliams, please visit her Etsy store for details. As a special bonus Laurel offers a discount of 15% on any purchase in her shop with the code sUNFLOWERSOCKS15 all through the month July