Behind The Garden Wall
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"Behind The Garden Wall" is part of the Lit Knits collection. To purchase the entire 10 piece collection, see the Lit Knits page.

Behind The Garden Wall

Part of the Lit Knits collection.

Little Mary Lennox crept about the ivy-covered walls of the gardens, searching for a hidden door. But even if she managed to find the door, she would first need to find a long lost key. With a little luck and some help from her friend the Robin, perhaps Mary can unlock not only the garden, but the hearts of everyone at the manor.

These socks are inspired by the story The Secret Garden, first published in 1911 by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Ivy covers the legs of the socks. Under the foot of one of the socks is the hidden key.

The socks are knit top down with a heel flap and standard toe. Special care has been taken in the instructions to explain how to keep the stripes lined up in the heel.


Small (Large)
8”/ 20cm (9”/ 23cm) around calf and ball of foot unstretched
9”/ 23cm (9”/ 23cm) from cuff to heel


Ella Rae Lace Merino; 460yds/ 420m per 3.5oz/ 100g skein; 100% Extra Fine Merino Wool; fingering weight:
1 (1) skein in #16 Forest Green (MC)
1 (1) skein in #23 Faded Green (CC)


approx 290 (330)yds; 265 (302)m (MC) 200 (220)yds; 183 (201)m (CC) of a fingering weight yarn

Needles & Notions

Size 0/ 2.0mm 12”/ 30mm circular needles
Size 1 US/ 2.25mm circular needle, 12”/ 30cm
Size 1 US/ 2.25mm set of five double- point needles
Or preferred small circular method.
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Stitch Holder, 4 stitch markers


32sts/40rows = 4x4”/ 10x10cm in Stockinette Stitch with larger needles
For the most accurate gauge, knit the swatch using the first 32 stitches of the first chart