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Cleveland, OH

Shannon Okey is a designer and knitting book publisher. You can find her online almost everywhere as 'knitgrrl,' including her website knitgrrl.com. Join her mailing list there for pattern discounts, ...

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Pattern Description:

Designed with Margaret Ruble (Ravelry: senjiva), these socks are named after the Sanskrit word for bamboo shoot -- the glorious Lemongrass colorway is a reminder that summer will soon be here. Featuring a linen stitch heel, a leafy lace pattern up the front and several bamboo-like stitch motifs, not to mention what we call "the dragon toe," these socks are well-suited for summer sandal time.

(The dragon toe is a leaf-like lace shape over the big toe: let your fun summer toenail polish peep through! At the time of writing, Shannon's sporting jade green toenails, for example).


8 sts and 14 rounds = 1 inch in linen stitch
7 sts and 10 rounds = 1 inch in stocking stitch in the round

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 7.5 inch leg circumference, unstretched - fabric is very stretchy, and would fit a wide range of legs and feet, Foot length is adjustable to fit.


  • 1 skein Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks That Rock Lightweight (100% Merino wool, 360 yds/329m per skein), shown in Lemongrass colorway
  • 2.5mm (US #1) needles: 32 inch circular for magic loop technique, 2 shorter circulars for two-circulars method, or a set of DPNs

You Will Also Need:

  • Yarn needle for weaving in ends and Kitchener stitch
  • 3 stitch markers