I designed this sock for a sock club about a million years ago. Hm. Well. It was actually in 2009. Wow. Really? Anyway, I was approached by a yarn shop that ran a regular club back then, looking for a new design. We tossed some ideas back and forth. She had always loved Robert Frost’s poem Birches. She sent her color ideas off to the dyer, and I found the perfect little birch leaf stitch. This design is the result.

The stitch is a cascade of tiny birch leaves, accented with either nupps or beads on the cuff, or not. Sock is knit from the toe up. Pattern is written for three sizes.

Pattern details
  • Yarn: Fingering weight sock yarn.
  • Model: Pigeonroof Studios, 1 hank Winter Birch, size medium.
  • Gauge: 8 sts to 1 inch in stockinette in the round.
  • Needles: US 1 (2.25 mm).
  • Crochet hook: US 13 (.85 mm), or size to fit through bead (only if you add beads).
  • Finished size: size 8/0 seed beads, iris finish, dark bronze (optional).
  • Stitch instructions: Charted and written.
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