Laura Patterson

for Fiber Dreams   2010

FD-46 Little Lambs Eat Ivy (Cuff Down)

Patterson: "My parents were young in the 1930s and 40s when a lot of songs were silly. When I was a child we sang a number of the hits from their youth in the car during our summer vacations. One of my favorites has always been the whimsical little song, Mairzy Doats. The stitch pattern used for this sock is an adaptation of the ivy pattern, which naturally reminded me of the trips we used to take, filled with sunshine and silly songs—- this silly song in particular, because of the end of the refrain: “... and little lambs eat ivy.”

"Sock is worked from the cuff down. It has a standard slip-stitch heel flap, and grafted toe. Pattern is written in three sizes: 56 sts, 63 sts, and 70 sts."

Pattern Detail

  • lace patterning charted
  • no schematics
  • no sewing
  • all season
  • circular, no sewing
  • one size fits average woman; see data page
  • digital PDF has 2 pages (letter size)
  • intermediate
    • 4 x 4 in
    • 2.5 mm
    • US 1.5
    • 32.0 over pattern
Click below for more images and yarn requirements
Mairzydoats-2010-01-01f-blank-web Mairzydoats-2010-01-01b-blank-web Little_lambs_eat_ivy.pdf-1data

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