Abril Socks


The Abril Socks is our first pattern released to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Carnation Revolution in Portugal.

It’s a simple knit worked cuff-down in fingering weight Mondim yarn by Rosa Pomar on 2.75 mm circular needles. The design is a basic sock pattern written with a 60 st CO that can easily be modified for larger sizes (sizing up tip included). For the color work we used intarsia technique in the round.

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The Carnation Revolution, also known as the 25th of April Revolution, was a peaceful military coup that took place in Portugal on April 25, 1974. It ended over four decades of authoritarian rule by the Estado Novo regime, led by Prime Minister António de Oliveira Salazar and, later, Marcelo Caetano.

The revolution began as a largely bloodless coup initiated by a group of military officers who were disillusioned with Portugal’s repressive policies and censorship imposed by the Estado Novo regime. On the morning of April 25th, the Armed Forces Movement (MFA) took control of key strategic points in Lisbon with the support of many civilians.

One of the most iconic moments of the revolution was when a florist, followed by several civilians, offered red carnations to soldiers as a sign of peace and solidarity, leading to the event being called the Carnation Revolution.