Are you looking for a sock pattern to put some Spring in your step? When its too cool for sandals but you're searching for signs of Spring, you need Spring Tootsies! This is actually two sock patterns and one variation so you have three different options.
The first pattern is Cottage Garden Socks. Vine Lace running down the center front and back with delicate lace flowers and buds on either side make a sock design you can knit long before Spring flowers scent the air and enjoy long after they have faded in the Summer heat. A shaped top edge (naturally shaped by the Vine Lace pattern) makes a memorable pair of socks. The lace pattern is easily memorized for a quick to knit pair of socks that will make your feet want to dance!
The second pattern is Egg Stripes Socks. Inspired by the simple patterns children use to decorate Easter Eggs, these socks have a fun, textural pattern of checkerboards, zig zags, and circles. A simple eyelet pattern divides the different stripe designs and adds to the Springtime feel of these socks.
Both the Cottage Garden pattern and the Egg Stripes pattern are complete and independent sock patterns, so you can just keep the pattern you need with your knitting. Both include a color picture, step by step directions, and pattern charts for making these beautiful socks.
The third option in this pattern collection is the Egg Stripes Stashbuster Socks. Instead of having a textural striped pattern as the Egg Stripes Socks do, these socks use stranded colorwork to make the stripe patterns. We all have small balls of yarn leftover from other socks we've knitted, why not use these up in the pattern stripes? The Egg Stripes Stashbuster Socks pattern includes a separate chart to use to prevent long floats in the colorwork and directions for adapting the Egg Stripes Sock pattern for the Stashbuster variation.
Finally, I have included directions for quite possibly the most unscientific method of dying yarn there is - Easter Egg Yarn Dyeing. By using Easter Egg dye tablets, wool yarn and some basic directions, you can make completely unrepeatable colors for your socks! The blue yarn for the Cottage Garden socks shown here was dyed using this seat of your pants dyeing technique. You don't have to measure or weigh anything!
Spring Tootsies Sock Pattern Collection