Designed by:  Mary Scott HuffIn Pennsylvania Dutch vernacular, the Distelfink ("thistle-finch") is a symbolic bird who represents love and happiness.  Two Distelfinks with crossed tails stand for the blessing of lifelong friendship.  Knit Distelfink socks for your best friend, who will remember your gift of love each time someone notices that their socks don't "match".

Even more fun:  Two friends can each knit a pair, then trade one sock to make matched sets.

Colorway:  Aubergenius & Pinkie Swear


  • 1 skein BMFA Socks that Rock® Mediumweight in each of two different colors, color A and color B
  • US size 1½ (2.5mm) needles, or size to obtain gauge
  • Stitch marker
  • Tapestry needle
  • 24" smooth, contrasting waste yarn in the same thickness as main yarn

Gauge:  32 sts and 36 rows = 4" (10cm) in Stockinette stitch over charted pattern

Size:  women's small (medium, large)

Finished measurements:

7" (8¼, 9½)" [18 (21, 24)cm] foot circumference

7" (18cm) leg length

Note:  Because of the stranded colorwork, these socks are not as stretchy as others you my have made.  If you are between sizes, make the larger size.

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