Lacy socks

Lacy socks



Luxurious lacy socks for cosy feet at home.

Measurements

To fit shoe size: 4-6 (6-8).

Materials

2 (3) 25g (200m) balls of Wendy Air (70% mohair, 30% nylon) in Joy (2617); 2 (3) 50g (175m) balls of Wendy Merino 4 ply (100% wool) in Fuschia (2370).

Pair of 3 3/4mm (No. 9) knitting needles.  

Tension

24 stitches and 31 rows, to 10 x 10cm, over stocking stitch, using 3 3/4mm needles.

Note: Yarn amounts are based on average requirements and are therefore approximate. Instructions are given for small size. Where they vary, work figures in round brackets for larger size. Instructions in square brackets are worked as stated after 2nd bracket.

To make

With 3 3/4mm needles and using one strand of Air and one strand of Merino together, cast on 63 sts.

1st rib row: K1, [p1, k1] to end.

2nd rib row: P1, [k1, p1] to end.

Rib another 11 rows, dec 1 st at centre of last row - 62 sts. P 1 row.

1st row: K4, [k2tog, k2, yf, k1, yf, k2, skpo, k6] to last 13 sts, k2tog, k2, yf, k1, yf, k2, skpo, k4.

2nd row and every alternate row: P.

3rd row: K3, [k2tog, k2, yf, k3, yf, k2, skpo, k4] to last 14 sts, k2tog, k2, yf, k3, yf, k2, skpo, k3.

5th row: K2, [k2tog, k2, yf, k5, yf, k2, skpo, k2] to end.

7th row: K1, [k2tog, k2, yf, k7, yf, k2, skpo] to last st, k1. 

8th row: P. These 8 rows form pattern.

Pattern another 56 (64) rows. Break off yarn.

Dividing row: Slip first 15 sts onto a st holder, rejoin yarn, pattern 32 sts, turn and work on these sts only for instep, leaving remaining 15 sts on a st holder.

Instep: Pattern 31 (39) rows, dec 4 (2) sts evenly along last row - 28 (30) sts. Beginning with a k row, ss (6) (2) rows.

Shape toe: ** 1st dec row: K3, skpo, k to last 5 sts, k2tog, k3. Ss 3 rows. Repeat last 4 rows, nil (1) time more. Work 1st dec row. P 1 row. Repeat last 2 rows, once more. Work 1st dec row.

2nd dec row: P3, p2tog, p to last 5 sts, p2togb, p3. Repeat last 2 rows, once more. **

3rd dec row: S2kpo, skpo, k4, k2tog, k3tog - 8 sts. Cast off pwise. 

Shape heel: With wrong side facing, place 15 sts on first st holder, then 15 sts of second st holder onto needle, turn - 30 sts. Rejoin yarn and k4 (15), [k2tog, k5] 3 (nil) times, [k2tog] 1 (nil) time, k2 (14), wrap1, turn.

1st and 2nd rows: P24 (28), wrap1, turn, k23 (27), wrap1, turn.

3rd and 4th rows: P22 (26), wrap1, turn, k21 (25), wrap1, turn.

5th and 6th rows: P20 (24), wrap1, turn, k19 (23), wrap1, turn.

7th and 8th rows: P18 (22), wrap1, turn, k17 (21), wrap1, turn.

9th and 10th rows: P16 (20), wrap1, turn, k15 (19), wrap1, turn. 

11th and 12th rows: P14 (18), wrap1, turn, k13 (17), wrap1, turn.

13th and 14th rows: P12 (16), wrap1, turn, k11 (15), wrap1, turn.

15th and 16th rows: P10 (14), wrap1, turn, k11 (15), wrap1, turn. 

17th and 18th rows: P12 (16), wrap1, turn, k13 (17), wrap1, turn.

19th and 20th rows: P14 (18), wrap1, turn, k15 (19), wrap1, turn.

21st and 22nd rows: P16 (20), wrap1, turn, k17 (21), wrap1, turn.

23rd and 24th rows: P18 (22), wrap1, turn, k19 (23), wrap1, turn.

25th and 26th rows: P20 (24), wrap1, turn, k21 (25), wrap1, turn.

27th and 28th rows: P22 (26), wrap1, turn, k23 (27), wrap1, turn.

29th and 30th rows: P24 (28), wrap1, turn, k25 (29).

Sole: Beginning with a p row, ss 35 (39) rows.

Shape toe: Work as on instep from ** to **.

3rd dec row: Skpo (s2kpo), skpo, k4, k2tog, k2tog (k3tog) - 8 sts. Cast off pwise.

To make up

Join back leg seam. Sew instep to sole along each side, then join cast-off edges together.