Snowfall Socks
Knitting

Snowfall Socks

Knitting a pattern named after snow in March and April was a treat here in Texas.  These Snowfall Socks were my COVID socks – the first project of our quarantine.  No wonder I knit them up so quickly!  I also made them into shortie socks because again, Texas.  This pattern was delightful and I can’t wait to tell you about this finished object (FO).  

The Yarn + Pattern

What caught my eye with this pattern was the sample; it was breathtaking.  The soft colors combined with the delicate pattern won me over bigtime.  I don’t have that many soft colors in my stash but I had this skein of Woolbery in the colorway Wake Up San Francisco, and it turned out to be perfect.  

I was a bit hesitant to use the mini that came with this sock set – since it was a contrast color…  But the end result is very nice, I think.  Perhaps I should buy more sock sets!  

Knitting

This pattern was great – intriguing enough to keep you from getting bored but with enough repetition to make it good TV knitting.

A few of the socks that I’ve knit for myself in the past few years have been a bit too loose.  In an effort to try to correct this, I cast on my usual 72 stitches but then decreased to 64 at the foot.  I also, somehow, managed to not knit the foot long enough.  It really needs ¼ inch more….  Lessons learned.

Snowfall Socks

Details

Pattern:  Snowfall Socks by Tabitha Gandee

Yarn: Woolberry Fiber Smooth Sock

Colorways: Wake Up San Francisco (Mini: mint green (unofficial name))

Needles: US 1 (2.25 mm)

Made for: me

Time to Completion: 3 weeks

These socks are a tight fit, but they fit.  Perhaps they’ll stretch out as some of my others pairs have seemed to do.  

This pattern was so addicting that I kept knitting it all the way around the foot (usually you don’t want a pattern on the bottom of your foot).  But I caught myself before the arch ended so I didn’t take it out.  I have a very high arch so the patterned wool won’t affect me, I hope.  At least the heel and ball of the foot are smooth!  I tell you – these addictive patterns are dangerous!! 

I would love to knit this pattern again.  Since I made these as shortie socks, I may have to do a full leg-length version.  We’ll see!  In the meantime, check out this pattern on Ravelry!

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