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Live Oak Socks

live oak socks cover
Inspired by my years of living in Savannah, Georgia, these top-down socks use a leafy lace pattern, traditional heel, and garter stitch details to evoke the beauty of the Live Oak-lined streets of one of my favorite Southern cities. Dragonfly Fiber’s richly colored “Spanish Moss” colorway makes a beautiful compliment to the textured lace pattern. Continuing from the leg, the lace pattern sweeps in mirror-image panels across each instep.

Lace is charted only. Work socks with your preferred tubular knitting technique: Magic Loop, 2 Circulars, or DPN.

Finished size: women’s medium/large. 8″ instep and ankle, lace pattern will stretch generously.

Yarn: approx. 400 yards fingering/sock weight

Needles: US size 1

Gauge: 8st/1″ in St st

Originally published for Club Dragonwitch, 2011.


live oak socks cuff

live oak socks toes

Photos were taken by the amazing Caro Sheridan of Splityarn, and modeled by the delightful Stitchy McYarnpants on the streets of Portland, OR.