Kaika is the Japanese word for “bloom” and this toe up sock is blooming with gorgeous stitches and techniques. The design debuted in my April 2015 KAL and features Japanese-inspired stitches and a Japanese short row heel.
This sock was designed for Sock Madness It features a traveling slip stitch pattern that works well with variegated, semi-solid, or solid yarns. It has a heel flap with a “riverbed” gusset and a star toe.
Spring Pools are a lovely swirling pattern giving the serene feeling of pools of spring water. These are so much fun to knit, you won’t want to put them down as the repeat develops the pattern. Each row has something to do so you will never get bored.
These are top down socks using fingering weight sock yarn with cast on 74 or 78 sts. The socks have a heel flap and gusset decrease. Dependent on your gauge and choice of yarn, this should give you socks in female size (US size -