bougainvillea

a sweetheart of a sock, just in time for valentine’s day. but oh, so much more than a pretty pink treat—these are entrancing to knit as well as to wear, with intertwining leaf-and-petal vines trailing down the leg and heel . . . they have my heart. sigh.

shown here in dye dreams dream sox, a silky merino/nylon blend, colorway, sweetheart (a special club color) or choose any of the other gorgeous dream sox colorways.

kit with sweetheart colorway available here as part of the dye dreams four seasons sock club; mona and stephanie will be putting together a second shipment of this kit for march 1, so there’s still time to get one.

to purchase pattern or view complete pattern information, please click here to visit the product page in the knitspot pattern shop.

mona and stephanie at dye dreams are the masterminds behind this beautiful sock yarn; check out their other fiber offerings.
many, many thanks to my lovely friend vanessa for test knitting this sock; she’s just amazing!
rachel came through once again in getting the pattern up to snuff—it was a tough one this time!

and of course, wells of gratitude to david, my own sweetheart, who does so much to make our home knitspot-centric, and then does photos, too.

35 Responses to “bougainvillea”

  1. paperdiva says:

    absolutely beautiful! I am not a pink girl but I would wear these :)

  2. Ellen says:

    Oooooh noooooooo…not again :) Getting out my check book…..just beautiful!

  3. Oooh…those are lovely. For those of us who don’t knit socks, is there any way you would consider using that stitch pattern in a little nothing?

  4. Pat says:

    I am a pink girl so I am totally wearing these!!!

  5. Michelle L says:

    All I can say is “WOW…you sure do make me want to knit socks, Anne!” I haven’t gone down that road yet. Well, sort of. I took a Knitting Two Socks at a Time class and it absolutely confused me! Glad to see that you use DPNs. Gives me some sense of hope…

  6. Tami says:

    Oh my! You’ve done it yet again. I logged onto Ravelry, saw a picture of this sock and immediatly knew who designed them.

    Question…the knit ridge on the heel and the side of the foot don’t seem to be a bit uncomfortable in shoes?

    Also want to let you know that I gifted a friend with “la Novia”. It was a hit with her, her friends and coworkers. Everyone who sees it loves the pattern. I’m jealous and will eventually make one for myself (a rare treat)

  7. Kate (the enabler) says:

    Those are really lovely Anne. Help! Help! I’ve got sock startitis (who am I kidding, startitis in general).. ;) Queuing them up immediately…

  8. Bonnie says:

    sooooooooooo pretty!!
    And Happy Valentine’s Day (early!)

  9. Jocelyn says:

    Absolutely gorgeous! I’m feeling quite passionately in love with that heel — can one just knit heels? ;)

  10. Jody says:

    LOVE THEM! Do they have a decent amount of give? I don’t have the skinniest legs… Happy Valentine’s Day Anne (and David too)!

  11. Alvine says:

    Again,more lovely socks and pink!!!!
    May you and David share a special Valentine’s Day together.

  12. Vicki says:

    Great socks and relegated to favourites in this house. Miss six thinks they are the best socks in they world; they are pink! I think they are great all round. Thanks to David for always taking such great photos. Happy valentines day to you both.

  13. Renee says:

    Great socks!!
    Happy Valentine’s to you and yours.

  14. Anne these are adorable! Like the others, I didn’t think I was a pink girl, but these…

    OK, I’m off to get them too!

  15. lynette says:

    oh my! it’s so gorgeous. you just keep these beautiful socks coming, don’t you.

    happy valentine’s day to you!!

  16. Sarah says:

    Those are genuinely beautiful socks, just wonderful.

  17. Cheryl says:

    Beautiful socks…..but you worry me standing on top of a table…sigh…the things we do for the purrrfect picture. :)

  18. farm-witch says:

    Oh yes!!! These are truly beautiful….

  19. Rachel says:

    Oh wow, that is absolutely stunning!

  20. Jen says:

    Oh my, I love love love those socks!

  21. Debbie says:

    Just in time for Valentine’s Day, a pretty pink!! Pretty! I love the name.

  22. Julie says:

    Beautiful pattern just in time for Valentine’s Day. I love bougainvillea too! Great job.

  23. Dianna says:

    These look very much like the sort of project where there will be separation anxiety at the end! Beautiful socks, and I’ve already ordered them. I love that dye dreams allows one to order a single season!

  24. janna says:

    I love these — both the pattern and the color!

  25. Hattie says:

    Ok with like 5 socks in progress I so don’t need to start another pair lol, but I want these!

  26. Kim says:

    All I can say is WOW! I think these are your prettiest socks todate!

  27. Sunnyknitter says:

    I just adore these. Not much of a sock wearer, but may have to make an exception for these.

  28. Ronni says:

    I’m not a pink girl either but these are lovely and I think they would look just as pretty in my favorite color of Bouganvillea which is the more purpley color (naturally).

  29. amanda says:

    those are really pretty. i don’t know if it’s the bright, cheery color, or the pattern, but i think these could almost convince me to make another stab at sock knitting. except for that whole gauge thing…

  30. dana says:

    i ordered these in january. i just got an email notification that the kit had shipped. and i will be in san diego all week and won’t be able to open my package until i get home! (the irony of spending the week bougainvillea-less in san diego is not lost on me….)

  31. Tonia says:

    You never cease to amaze me. They are gorgeous!!!!

  32. Trixie says:

    Oh I do heart these!

  33. Tara says:

    I love these socks, Anne. Great job.

  34. Josiane says:

    These socks are really pretty!