Socks are always a solution to keep knitting in warmer months. Small and portable solutions for travel and beach visits, knitting socks is the perfect warm weather project. Jane Cochran has provided a free download for an easy sock pattern called "Hedgerow" on Ravelry and at KnittersReview.
Obviously, Jane lives in a town, similar to knitnscribble's, "...where privet hedges define nearly every road and property. They rise like soft green walls that hug the contours of roadsides, lawns, and fields. There’s almost nothing as lovely as the view down a shady privet-lined street on a soft summer afternoon."
There's almost nary a street in Newport, Rhode Island without a privet hedge.
Knit with Sundara Yarn, the free pattern is written in women's size medium and large. Jane writes: "Because the Ribbed Stitch Pattern is stretchy and flexible, the socks can be made larger or smaller by going up or down a needle size and increasing or decreasing the length from back of heel to beginning of toe decreases."
Sundara Sock Yarn, whose homeport is Carlsborg, Washington, is hand-dyed and available in a vast array of spring colors. Semi-solid yarn colorways are the best to use with this free sock pattern as the color variation highlights the stitch definition and provides a lustrous texture. The Hegderow sock is knit from the top down with heel flap and rounded toe.
This colorway, from Sundara Murphy's "Somewhat Solids", is called "Green over Apricot". As knittersreview laments, the only drawback to hand-dyed yarns is their limited availability.
So it's best to subscribe to Sundara Yarns' blog posts or purchase the 2 skeins a month subscription for first dibs on new premium colorways. Find out what hand-dyed yarns are available now at Sundara Yarns.
Spring Collection at Sundara Yarns.
Jane Cochran's Hedgerow easy free sock knitting pattern is available as a pdf download here or scroll down the page and copy and paste it.
Visit here for another easy free sock pattern, Simple Skype Sock pattern.
Learn how to close the toe on socks here. Kitchener stitch
Find beautiful hand-dyed yarns at a number of Etsy shops or follow the links to the right for some very special sock yarn at DWDyeworks.