Almondine by Anne Hanson


Designer Anne Hanson writes in the book, “For these unisex socks, I chose a simple pattern that involves a small percentage of openwork. The result is an elegant “vintage” feel, rather than a “lacy” or “floral” effect. I arranged the narrow openwork motifs in vertical panels separated by purl stitches. In addition to giving vertical definition to the motifs, the purl stitches add a springy ribbed effect that makes the socks hug the foot nicely. To give the illusion of an allover lace pattern, I staggered the lace panels so that the wide parts of one panel nestled into the narrow parts of the adjacent panels. Because this simple pattern is easily memorized, it is an ideal take-along project.”