This sock design was inspired by the Beatrix Potter character, Squirrel Nutkin.
Nutlin was a cheeky red squirrel, who lived with his brother and cousins in a wood at the edge of a lake. In the middle of the lake was an island, where the grumpy owl Old Brown lived. One Autumn, Nutkin and his friends sailed over to the island to feast on the ripe nuts but Old Brown wasn't too keen on the idea !
After an adventurous time, Nutkin managed to escape back to his home - not unscathed !
With this design, I wanted to create the feeling that Nutkin might have had whilst he was scurrying around the island searching for tasty treats.
The tall trees that covered the island run down the centre of the front of the sock, and also down the back of the leg. The trees are then flanked either side by towers of stylised acorns.
This is a fun and engaging knit, and looks wonderful in a tonal or semi-solid yarn.
For the pattern sample, I used Eden Cottage Yarns in the Brimham Base.