The new Knit-A-Long (KAL) for February is Candied Violets by Heatherly Walker.
Did you know February's flower is the violet? and that before the rose became go to valentine's day flower it was violets that were exchanged as tokens of love and faithfulness?
Violets were incredibly popular in the Victorian era They ate violets, candied, in cakes and pastries, and violets were at the heart of the cut flower boom: violet-sellers would stand on street corners, selling nosegays and bunches which women pinned to their dresses, or men tucked in their hat brims or wore on their lapels. And Victorian women – who were big on that so-feminine hobby of flower-pressing – pressed violets into scrapbooks, picked on leisurely country walks through woods where violets flourished.
This month we're going vintage with violets and what better way than a sock based on a Victorian era candy.
This pattern is available free here on knitty.com