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!
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.
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!