Nana’s Garden Socks (Kentucky)


Nana's Garden Socks

Nana’s Garden Socks


Kentucky is far enough north to (usually) avoid the scorching heat of the states farther south, but still “southern” enough to allow for a long and bountiful growing season. The result? Gardeners’ heaven. In addition to beautiful public gardens and arboretums, many Kentuckian’s create thriving patches of blooms and vegetables in their own backyards.

Designer Lynn Taylor found inspiration in her friend Nana’s garden. Nana is a knitter as well as a master gardener. The delicate lacy cabled rib and fresh color celebrate the result of Nana’s hard work.

Finished Sizes: Adult Medium: Foot circumference 6½” (16.5cm); leg length to ankle 7″ (18cm); foot length 9½” (24cm) (unstretched)

Project Gauge: 32 stitches and 42 rounds = 4” (10cm) in stockinette stitch; 44 stitches and 44 rounds = 4″ (10cm) in Lacy Fern Rib Pattern (unstretched)

Yarn: Alpaca with a Twist Socrates (30% baby alpaca, 30% merino wool, 20% bamboo, 20% nylon, 400 yards/188m); 1 skein Wednesday Night Green #4018