Designed by Christina BainIt happened to be raining the day I started knitting this sock.  Drip, drip, drop, drip.  I love the way the bobbles fall away from the fans in almost random lines like rivulets of rain running down a window pane.  As I finished this sock, I started looking for a name for it and stumbled onto the word flabellum.  It is basically an old ceremonial fan for shooing the bugs off the dead.  It is often used to name very pretty things other than sock patterns like the gorgonian flabellum which is a gorgeous sea coral or the beautifully shaped bulbophyllum flabellum-veneris orchid.  Since there is more than one fan on these socks the name is labella which is the plural and as feminine sounding as the socks themselves.  In between the rain and the name, I knit these socks. 

Colorway shown: Happy Go Lucky


  • 1 (1, 2) skeins BMFA Socks that Rock Lightweight®
  • US size 1 (2.25 mm) needles, or size to obtain gauge
  • US size 2 (2.75 mm) needles, or one size larger than needles used to obtain gauge
  • Stitch markers
  • Tapestry needle

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