Winter Chases Fall Socks (Massachusetts)


Winter Chases Fall

“Winter Chases Fall” Socks by Susan Todhunter


One thing I missed growing up in Florida was the change of seasons. Sure, the cypress trees turn brown and all their needles fall off and get stuck in your hair, socks, and your dog’s coat, but I don’t think that counts.

It’s easy to understand the leaf-peeping mania that sends people in droves to the Northeast every fall. A light dusting of snow is just the icing on the cake! Massachusetts designer Susan Todhunter pays homage to nature’s most brilliant season with these autumnal beauties, perfectly frosted with snowy toes and heels.

Finished Sizes: Women’s S (M, L): Foot circumference: 5¼ (6¾, 8)” (13 [17, 20]cm); leg length from ankle: 4½ (6, 7½)” (11.5 [15, 19]cm); foot length 7 (8½, 9½)” (17.5 [20, 22.5]cm) or to fit (unstretched)

Project Gauge: 30 stitches and 52 rounds = 4” (10cm) in stockinette stitch with MC; 29 stitches and 48 rounds = 4″ (10cm) in Chase Slipped Stitch Mosaic

 Yarn: Cascade Fixation (98.3% cotton/1.7% elastic; 100 yards/91m); 2 skeins Natural #8176 (MC); Valley Yarns Franklin (75% wool, 25% nylon, 450 yards/412m); 1 skein Indian Summer (CC)