Flùran – Blossoming!

Pink socks with a floral pattern up the outside of the foot and legI first had the idea for Flùran back in the middle of winter, when everything was dull and dark and dreary. It started with an idea for a leafy sock, which swiftly grew into a set of leafy socks for every season. The leafy socks will be here in June – it seemed more appropriate to start with the blossom socks – perfect for April as the cherry trees are blossoming – as are many other trees here, setting off my allergies!

My first choice for the lace pattern was the same one I used for Anthousai but because the stitch count varies a lot from the start to the finish of a repeat, it was very difficult to make it work and sit nicely on a foot without distorting, so I switched my ideas and found this gorgeous pattern instead. I love how the “petals” cascade over each other, looking a little bit like a cluster of blossom along a branch. I mirrored it on each foot for a matching pair and I’m delighted with the results!

Pink socks with a floral pattern up the outside of the foot and legWhen I came up with the design I thought I had a couple of yarns in my stash that would be perfect for the blossom theme, but the first produced micro-stripes in pink and green and the second had too many speckles and they both obscured the pattern. Luckily for me, when I went shopping, the super talented Ishrat of Fruitful Fusion had this beautiful yarn in stock on her merino/nylon base. It’s called Washed Coral and it was exactly what I was looking for!

Flùran is just the first pattern in my Four Seasons of Socks collection. I’ve got a leafy pair on the needles for June’s pattern, and three more patterns planned for release between August and December with more plant-inspired designs! I’m selling them on Ravelry as an E-Book, and you can either buy the E-Book now (and get 25% off until the 21st April) or buy the patterns one at a time as you want them, and you’ll never pay more than the full price of the collection.

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