The inspiration for this sock was the yarn – a wonderfully squooshy, gorgeously pink MCN yarn dyed by Laura of Handwerks. The colourway is Azalea, and since my garden here in the English Lake District is full of this shrub, it seemed the perfect theme for this design.
This is a top-down sock that starts with a picot edge and an interesting cuff. The flowers in the leg are accented by beads on each petal, and the stems continue down into the heel. The foot is a delicate lace pattern that I have yet to define – sometimes I see spring showers, sometimes I see little flower buds when I look at it.
All in all, a feminine sock that will look best in a solid or semi-solid yarn.
VAT Update January 1, 2015
I am one of the many, many designers on Ravelry who has been caught up in the recent changes to VAT laws that came into effect in the EU on January 1st, 2015. I have copied the following description of the situation directly from the Ravelry forum for sellers like me: