Several months ago, Tara of Crystal Tea Knits asked me to do another test knit for her. I was only too happy to oblige! The Rose Garden Socks looked adorable! Unfortunately, I was dealing with some family issues at the time and, though I remembered my socks, I forgot Tara’s pattern. So, I had to continue on with a mostly vanilla sock, though I did manage to incorporate Tara’s colorwork.
Though these did not turn out as expected, they’re adorable!
Earlier this year, I used a beloved skein of Hedgerow Yarn for some socks. I’d had this yarn for years and loved knitting with it, finally! But I had so much leftover that I decided to use this yarn for these socks. And I’m so glad I did because I wouldn’t want any of it to go to waste!
Tara’s sock patterns are always a delight to knit! This pattern, if I had been able to follow it precisely, is adorable. My only complaint is that I do not enjoy knitting the lacy cuff (which I’ve done before) – but that’s just because the stitches give me issues; it looks so sweet when finished.
Pattern: Vanilla Socks and Rose Garden Socks by Crystal Tea Knits
Yarn: Hedgerow Yarns High Twist Sock in Meadowsweet; various minis
Needles: US 1 (2.25 mm)
Made for: me
Time to Completion: 4.5 weeks
These socks are a great idea if you’re wanting to use up scrap yarn. You can use any type of yarn – variegated, solid, speckled… You’ll get fabulous results any way you knit them! And Tara’s patterns are always fun!
This sock includes a Heel Flap and Gusset but you could easily change out the heel of your choice.