Belle de Jour by Natalia Vasilieva

Belle de Jour

November 2016
Light Fingering ?
16 stitches and 22 rows = 2 inches
in Stockinette
US 1 - 2.25 mm
433 yards (396 m)
Sock circumference: 7 [8, 9, 10] in. (17.5 [20, 22.5, 25 cm]), to fit foot circumference 8 [9, 10, 11] in. (20 [22.5, 25, 27.5 cm])
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Initially offered as Yarnbox Socks subscription for November 2016, these bi-directional socks (one cuff-down, one toe-up) combine floats and textured bits to highlight almost aquarelle color transitions of special Gypsy Stardust yarn.
They also feature HG heel devised by Olga Shkuta (her original pattern can be found here).

The pattern includes written instructions for both directions, with a stitch pattern spelled out line by line as well as charted.

Techniques used:

  • Magic Loop
  • Elastic Crocheted Cast-On
  • Emily Ocker’s circular beginning
  • Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind-Off
  • short-rows (any method; the pattern is written for German short-rows)
  • lifted increases

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