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Featuring the creativity of knitters inspired by Rainy Day, the April pattern in The Sock Calendar: Socks For all Seasons.
Socks in the perfect mood for April knitting, with stitches reminiscent of falling raindrops.

Knitted by Shelda Eggers in Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock color Confetti.


Rainy Day in Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock color Confetti

Shelda writes ... I used Crystal Palace Bamboo DPs size 0 (2mm) for the ribbing, and size 1.5 (2.5mm) for the rest of the sock. I'm not a big fan of the heel shown in the pattern, so I modified the pattern for a slip-stitch heel flap and round heel. The slip stitch pattern on the instep pulled in enough that it was not really "half" of the sock circumference, so I decreased a few extra stitches on the gusset to compensate and to snug the foot up a bit. I used Dawn Brocco's "6 point rounded star toe" to finish off. I can never leave a pattern alone, as you can see, but I certainly enjoyed the inspiration this one provided!

I knit these for a friend with slender legs, but I'm planning to make a pair for myself starting with more stitches. Shelda hosts Ample-Knitters, a discussion group and website focusing on issues of concern to knitters in all sizes of large.

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Last revised May 6, 2006