The ‘Village Fete’ socks celebrate everything that is special about the start of summer in England. After a cold winter season cooped up in their country cottages, villagers spring forth on May Day and celebrate the start of summer with a ‘Village Fete’.
That wonderful event was Kay’s inspiration for these fingering weight socks. The garter band running down the back of the sock represents the ‘Maypole’ often seen at ‘Village Fete’s. The streams of lace flowing down the front are the ribbons which the maypole dancers hold. So grab yourself some yarn and lets cast on a little taste of the perfect English summer.!
You will need one skein of fingering weight yarn approx 400 yards plus 90 yards of contrast for heels and toes
2.25mm (US size 1) 32 inch (80cm) circular knitting needle for magic loop – You can use double pointed needles if that is your preferred method – 1 tapestry needle
Small – 8 inch (20cm) foot circumference
Medium – 9 inch (23cm) foot circumference
Large- 10/11 inch (25/27 cm) foot circumference
This is an intermediate pattern
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