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Fiddlehead Socks...Gently beaded

Fiddlehead ferns are the harbingers of spring, with their tender spiraling shoots that are fun to watch as they unfurl. The beaded center of the front lace pattern reminds me of the tiny buds that emerge everywhere in the springtime, and the top is the feathered glory of the ferns in their bloom of full growth. Socks are beaded throughout using the crochet hook add-as-you-go method.

This sock was first published as part of the Dye Dreams Four Seasons Sock Club, Spring 2009.

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Fiddlehead Socks



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Fingering weight sock yarn, approximately 400 yds.
Sample socks used Curious Creek Fibers Wasonga (100% superwash merino wool 2-ply, 493 yds/100 g) - 1 skein in Good Witch.


Fits women’s small (medium, large). Foot/leg circumference 7.5 (8.25, 9)” Leg measures 7” from top of cuff to ankle. Option for high instep included.


36 sts, 54 rows = 4 inches over stockinette stitch knit in the round.


US 1/2.25 mm needles - either set of double pointed needles or 2 circular, at least 24” in length, or 1 long circular.
Seed beads, size 8/0 - approximately 202 (202, 222). Always purchase more beads than you think you will need.
Removable stitch marker
Stitch markers
Crochet hook, US 14/.6 mm


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