Mar 12

March Socks : Embossed Leaves

Did March sneak up on you like it snuck up on me? I hardly feel like I got to enjoy February — or find much time to knit. I didn’t get to choose my March sock of the month until last week, and while I knew the pattern I wanted to use was Embossed Leaves, I wasn’t inspired by the yarn I had initially matched it with. I also didn’t have the right size double pointed needles for the other possibilities. In my search for a substitute, I fell in love with a skein of Zen Yarn Garden Serenity 20 from the Art Walk Series (“Iris“).  I can usually resist most of the  beguiling yarns that arrive at the shop where I work, but the idea of a yarn being a limited edition edition colorway can be irresistible. Ultimately though, when I cast on with the DPNs I had, I knew the Serenity 20 wasn’t going to work. Because I was committed to using Embossed Leaves, I did some quick rearranging of sock of the month projects and cast on with Colinette Jitterbug (“Vincent’s Apron”) instead:

Embossed Leaves

I am SO pleased with this combination and it’s been a very quick knit (helped along by marathon viewing sessions of Scandal).

There was also another potential sock option in the wings, however, because I wanted to reacquaint myself with Magic Loop. So I cast on for yet another sock — different yarn. More on that soon (and if you keep up with my Instagram, you might already know which yarn I am using).



  1. erin says:

    I have always liked this sock design, although I have not knitted it yet. I tried to knit it once a long time ago but I didn’t get gauge with the yarn I was using. I really should give it another go with a different yarn. Loving yours in this sunny yarn.

  2. Kristen says:

    Beautiful choice – both pattern and yarn! 🙂

  3. RoseRed says:

    My very favourite sock pattern and one of my favourite yarns! Can’t go wrong.

  4. jody says:

    embossed leaves have long been on my “knit someday” list. fun color that you chose too.

    and this post has made it painfully obvious to me that i never finished my february sock…

  5. Andi says:

    Your Embossed Leaves socks are so lovely. Especially in that yarn!

  6. Maryse says:

    Great color for these socks! I have a lot of catching up to do on your blog… I see really nice pictures just at one glance!

  7. Sallock says:

    What a lovely blog find! I love your socks!

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