“Knospen” is the German for “blossom” or more literally, “to bud”. These lace socks are knitted cuff-down with bud and branch motifs and a traditional heel flap and gusset.
Although the pattern was originally designed to use our discontinued BFL 4 Ply, 1 skein of Nene 4 Ply
or 2 skeins of Snowdonia Sock
will work just as well!
Size M fits 19 – 21.5cm / 7.5 – 8.5” foot circumference (64 sts)
Size L fits 21.5 – 24cm / 8.5 – 9.5” foot circumference (72 sts)
For the purposes of making a hardwearing and comfortable sock, it is recommended to knit at a tight gauge with 5 – 15% negative ease around the foot circumference. If you follow the foot measurements above and achieve the gauge specified, this is how your socks will turn out. However; if you have a preferred gauge and needle size that you use for knitting socks, refer to the stitch counts instead to choose your size.
36 sts & 50 rounds in stocking stitch makes a 10cm / 4in square, measured in the round after blocking
You Will Need:
Needles: 2mm, or size required to obtain gauge, 80 – 100cm (32 – 40”) circular needle, DPNs, or small circumference circular needle for preferred method of working in the round