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Diagonal lace socks
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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 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
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