Resilience Socks


What is more resilient than a blade of meadow grass in spring? The softness of plants gives them the flexibility to be resilient to wind and changes. Inspired by plant life, this pattern is a gentle, breezy lace sock in three sizes, with mix and match options of foldover picot cuff, half twisted rib, and shortie or full length options. 

May you wear it with joy and explode in growth, ever growing in your softness and resilience in difficult times and in good times in the ever more challenging world. 



A (B, C) with the finished foot circumference of 7 (8, 9)” / 18 (20, 23) cm. 

Foot length is adjustable. Size A shown in sample. 


Ankle Length: 1¾” / 4½ cm, measured from the picot foldover edge

Crew Length: 6½ (7½, 9)” / 16½ (19, 23) cm, adjustable, measured from cast on. 


Size US1½ / 2½ mm, or size to obtain gauge, in preferred method for knitting in the round for small circumference, (ie. small circulars, DPN’s, or magic loop).

If using small circulars, one more needle of another kind will be needed to complete heel and toe sections. 


32 stitches and 46 rounds = 4×4” / 10×10 cm, stockinette stitch knit in the round, blocked.

27 sts in lace panel =  3½” / 9 cm


Ankle Length: 

Playful Day Yarns MCN Twist Fingering (80% merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon; 400 yards/366 meters; 100 grams; superwash), shown in sock set in “Little Trees” 

Or fingering weight sock yarn in the following amounts: 

MC: 167 (190, 236) yards / 153 (173, 216) meters

CC: 44 (50, 57) yards / 40 (45, 52) meters

Crew Length: 

KnitPicks Capretta Superwash (80% fine superwash merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon; 230 yards / 210 meters; 50 grams)

Or fingering weight sock yarn in the following amounts:

MC: 193 (265, 358) yards / 176 (242, 327) meters

CC: 70 (84, 94) yards / 64 (76, 86) meters


Waste yarn, 4 stitch markers, one unique marker for the BOR, tapestry needle, one removable stitch marker 


Knit top down in the round. This pattern comes with two options, a full crew length with half-twisted rib cuff, and a shortie version with a foldover picot cuff. These options can be mixed and matched for a different cuff and length pairing.