Consider the Flowers Socks


These socks were born at the start of the pandemic and have been patiently waiting for me to write them up! March 2020 was a scary time; our world changed rapidly, and no one really knew what the future held. As events unfolded, I found these Bible verses repeating over and over in my brain:

“Consider the flowers of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, and if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you.” Matthew 6:28-30

This design grew out of these verses as a visual reminder for me to trust God; I don’t know what the future holds, but He does – I’m still working on this!


These stranded colorwork socks are knit in the round from the cuff down with a heel flap, and gusset decreases placed on the sole. They can be worked in two or more contrasting colors (sock shown uses 4) and the colorwork is charted to minimize pattern jog.

Please note the colorwork design in this pattern is charted not written out. You need to be prepared to read and work from charts in order to enjoy knitting this design.

The pattern is written in 4 sizes. All instructions that differ depending on the size you are knitting are indicated with parentheses and color coded like this: S (M, L, XL).


Sock Circumference

Approx. UK Sizes

S 7” 18 cm Children’s 13-4, Ladies 1-4
M 8” 20.5 cm Ladies 5-8
L 8⅞” 22.5 cm Men’s 8.5-10.5
XL 9¾” 24.5 cm Men’s 11-13

You can use any 4 ply (fingering) sock yarn that you like and with which you can get tension/ gauge.

Please note I do not recommend using yarns with a high cotton content as cotton doesn’t stretch as much as other fibers and this will affect the fit of your socks.

This pattern works well with two (or more) solid colors, sock shown uses four. This is a great pattern to experiment with color and use mini skeins or any leftovers lurking in your stash! Be creative, have fun, but keep in mind changes will affect yardage and number of ends to weave in. The amounts of each color required will depend on how many colors you pick, where you choose to use them in the sock, and which size you are knitting. As a guide for the pair pictured (size M in four colors) I used the following:

MC – Rico Superba Premium in 09 Teal approx. 195 metres (213 yards)
CC1 – West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4 ply in 234 Honeysuckle approx. 100 metres (110 yards)
CC2 – West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4 ply in 240 Butterscotch approx. 50 metres (55 yards)
CC3 – West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4 ply in 11 Marshmallow approx. 50 metres (55 yards)

9 stitches and 10 rows per inch (2.5cm) over colorwork pattern.

3mm dpns
2.5mm dpns / short circular or size needed for gauge.

Other Materials Required:
4 Stitch Markers
Tape Measure
Darning needle for sewing in ends.


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