Alpine Meadow Bed Socks (North Carolina)

Alpine Meadow Bed Socks

“Alpine Meadow Bed Socks” by Beth Moriarty


For four months each year, I live in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. After decades of living in Florida where the summer means brown grass and dead blooms, it was a revelation to see the glory of an Alpine summer right outside my door. I was entranced by the flowers and the beautiful Eastern Tiger Swallowtail butterflies that landed on my deck and danced among the trees — magic. Those blooms and butterflies inspired my design.

These cozy bed socks, with a butterfly stitch and floral embroidery, are a perfect bit of summer’s beauty for your feet on chilly winter mornings.

Finished Size: Adult Medium: Foot circumference 9″ (23cm); leg length from ankle 3½” (9cm) including picot; foot length 9″ (23cm) (unstretched)

Project Gauge: 21 stitches and 30 rounds = 4” (10cm) in stockinette stitch; 18½ stitches and 35 rounds = 4″ (10cm) in Butterfly Stitch Pattern

 Yarn: Classic Elite Liberty Wool (100% superwash wool, 122 yards/112m); 2 skeins Ecru #7816 and small amounts of sportweight superwash for flowers, leaves and centers. Shown in Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash Sport in Pink Ice #836, Periwinkle #844, Strawberry Cream #894, Daffodil #821, Lemon #820, and Green Apple #802