I designed these socks to go with my Fern Spiral Fingerless Gloves. I love all kinds of spiral designs, especially those with leaf motifs. These are very romantic socks. You can knit them long as shown or make them into shortie socks by knitting less pattern repeats before you get to the heel shaping. I've knit the shortie version for summer wear and they are so cute! For womens' medium to large, you need a yarn that calls for a gauge of 6 1/2 sts per inch on size 2/2.75mm needles. Socks shown here are knit with Ashland Bay "La Grande" superwash wool that I dyed with eucalyptus leaves and madder root. If you have small feet you can knit the same pattern with fingering weight yarn on US 1/2.25mm.
6 1/2 sts per inch in stockinette on US2/2.75mm or size to obtain gauge for medium to large size socks. Use sock weight yarn, wpi 16.
7 sts per inch in stockinette on US 1/2.25mm for small size socks. Use fingering weight yarn, wpi 18.
When I was 5, I saw a wall of wool, colors arranged in spectral order and it was all over. Mom taught me to knit soon thereafter. Both my parents were artists so they taught me all I could hold. When it comes to yarn in any form I simply cannot resist. Since then I've shown my knitted wearable art, written two books on knitting/spinnig and teach spinning on the national level.