Anemone by Wei S. Leong


July 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 12 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking stitch on 2.5mm needles
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
309 yards (283 m)
Medium and large
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This pattern is an easy top-down sock featuring a broderie anglaise stitch pattern.

Although it looks like lace, there are no yarn overs. The simple 8 stitch repeat features easy stitches (K2tog, SKPO) and is quickly memorised to make this sock an engaging but easy project for commuting knitting or while watching television.

There is a little quirk in the knitting that creates extra interest - the second long stitch is created by using your left needle!

The chart is written out as well, to enable ease of understanding. Errata: There is a small error in the pattern which does not affect knitting as those rows are all “knit”, but for clarity, rows 3 and 7 of the chart should read “K6” and not “K8” due to the lesser number of stitches in those rows.

Please also note that the toe should begin on rows 1 or 5 in order to maintain correct stitch count.

Fit: This stitch pattern does not have the same number of stitches per row – the stitch count reduces in the K2tog, SKPO row before being increasing back to the cast on number when the long stitches are made. This factor creates a sock with slightly less give than normal around the cuff, although the foot is not affected as the stocking stitch sole provides a lot of give.

The medium size as shown has an 18cm/7 inch cuff and weighs 85g using the specified yarn. More yarn may be needed for larger sizes depending on length of cuff knitted.

Sizing: Medium (to fit the average woman’s foot (US 7/8, UK 5/6, EU 38/39), or Large (for larger sizing than the medium sock)