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Tulips in the Desert - PDF knitting pattern

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How does one grow tulips in the desert? “With lots of love and care,” she answered. The same applies to you, dear knitter! When you love the look of the socks you can make your own with lots of love and care.

Stranded colorwork makes nicely cushioned toes and heels to give you comfort and a spring in your step.
Socks are worked cuff down with a non-standard afterthought heel. Size refers to sock foot circumference.
The pattern has been tech edited and test knitted. 

Sock yarn. Fingering / 4 ply. Cascade Yarns Heritage, Malabrigo Yarn Sock or similar.
100 g / 3.5 oz. = 400 m / 436 yards;

Approximate amounts depending on size:
MC 50 – 70 g / 1.76 – 2.47 oz.
CC1 (flowers) 8 – 12 g / 0.28 – 0.42 oz.
CC2 (leaves) 15 – 17 g / 0.53 – 0.6 oz.


2.5 mm / US 1½ (working on single color) and 2.75 mm / US 2 (for colorwork), double
point needles or circular needles, depending on your preferred method for small diameter circular knitting

• Stitch marker (removable, optional)
• Waste yarn (approx. 100 cm / 40”, optional)
• Two double pointed needles size 2.5 mm / US 1½ or smaller for picking up stitches for afterthought heel
• Tapestry needle


S(M, L)
Sock foot circumference unstretched 18(20, 22) cm / 7(7⅞, 8⅝)”.
Size refers to sock foot circumference, length is adjustable.

33 stitches x 44 rounds = 10 x 10 cm / 4”x 4” in stockinette stitch on the smaller needles


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