Diagonal lace socks by wuxiangyu


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Diagonal lace socks
52 •   s o ck s fro m t h e t o e u p

Diagonal lace socks (continueD)

the combination of a simple diagonal lace with some purl stitches
for texture makes a gorgeous sock that really deserves a name
more creative than diagonal lace. this pattern will look good in a
yarn with some subtle variegation or in a heathered or solid yarn.

s iz e : M (L), 8 (9)" (20.5 [23]cm)

g a u ge : 8 stitches and 12 rows = 1" (2.5cm) in stockinette stitch

n e e Dle s : 2 US size 0 (2mm) circular needles (or 1 long circular needle), or size needed to
obtain gauge

y a rn us e D: 1 skein Dream in Color Smooshy Sock Yarn, 100% superfine Australian superwash
merino, 4 oz (113.5g), 450 yd (411.5m), Strange Harvest               Superfine

note: The pattern repeat for this       have a total of 66 (74) stitches——    CReaTe THe guSSeT
chart is 12 rows. Note that only        33 (37) stitches on each needle.      Round 1 Work across needle 1 in
odd-numbered rows are shown                                                   the lace pattern. Needle 2 (sole
on the chart; even-numbered             note: If you prefer a pointier toe,   stitches): K1, M1, knit across to the
rows are all plain knit.                you can cast on fewer stitches,       last stitch, M1, k1.
                                        but be sure to increase until you     Round 2 Work across needle 1 in
Toe                                     have 33 (37) stitches on each of      the lace pattern. Needle 2 (sole
Using a Turkish Cast-On, Figure-        the 2 needles.                        stitches): Knit all stitches.
Eight Cast-On, or Judy’s Magic                                                Repeat rounds 1 and 2 until you
Cast-On (page 20), cast on a total      Start the lace pattern:               have 55 (61) stitches total on
of 30 (34) stitches——15 (17)            Use the chart appropriate for the     needle 2.
stitches on each needle. Knit           size of sock you are making.          Work in pattern across the
across the stitches on each             needle 1 (the instep stitches)        stitches on needle 1.
needle once. On the next round,         Work the chart 4 times, p1.
increase 4 stitches as follows:         needle 2 Knit across all of the       TuRn THe Heel
needle 1 K1, M1, knit until the last    stitches.                             You will work back and forth on
stitch, M1, k1.                         Continue in this manner, working      the stitches on needle 2 and will
needle 2 K1, M1, knit until the last    as many repeats of the 5- (6-) row    not knit the stitches on needle 1
stitch, M1, k1.                         chart as necessary until approxi-     while turning the heel. Turn the
Then knit a round without               mately 3" (7.5cm) shy of the total    heel as follows:
increasing.                             length of the foot.                   Row 1 (RS) K37 (41), kf&b, k1, w&t.
Repeat these 2 rounds until you
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Row 2 P22 (24), pf&b, p1, w&t.                           Heel Flap                                 needle 1 as established above.
Row 3 K20 (22), kf&b, k1, w&t.                           Work back and forth on the heel           Work the lace pattern over needle
Row 4 P18 (20), pf&b, p1, w&t.                           stitches:                                 2 as you did on needle 1, ensuring
Row 5 K16 (18), kf&b, k1, w&t.                           Row 1 (RS) K47 (52) (knitting             that you are starting in the
Row 6 P14 (16), pf&b, p1, w&t.                           each wrap together with the               correct place on the chart so that
Row 7 K12 (14), kf&b, k1, w&t.                           stitch it wraps), ssk, turn.              it corresponds with the chart on
Row 8 P10 (12), pf&b, p1, w&t.                           Row 2 Sl1, p31 (35), p2tog, turn.         needle 1.
The needle now holds 63 (69)                             Row 3 *Sl1, k1; repeat from * 16
stitches, having just ended a                            (18) times, ssk, turn.                    FiniSHing
wrong-side row. On the right side,                       Repeat rows 2 and 3 until all of the      When your sock is 1" (2.5cm)
knit to the end of the needle,                           side stitches have been worked            short of the desired leg length,
knitting each wrap together with                         and end having worked row 2.              work in k1, p1 ribbing for 1"
the stitch it wraps. Work across                         Needle 2 now holds 33 (37) stitches.      (2.5cm). Bind off very loosely
the instep stitches on needles 1                         Begin working in the round                in rib.
and 2 in pattern.                                        again. Work the stitches on

Diagonal lace socks

 key          lace chart large                                lace chart medium
      K         \                                   11         \                               9
      P             \                               9              \                           7
  \   SSK               \                           7                  \                       5
      YO                    \                       5                      \                   3
                                \                   3                          \               1
                                    \               1          8   7   6   5   4   3   2   1
               9    8   7   6   5   4   3   2   1

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