Blue Sky Baby
Blue Sky Baby is a toe-up pattern. Work as an ankle sock for a interpretation of the 1950s bobby sock or make the leg longer for a warmer option.
For a twist on conventional sock construction the gusset is on the bottom of the foot, it lines up nicely with the bottom increase for the toe.
A traditional french toe gives three radiating lines for an interesting and eye catching look.
The picot hem is a pretty finish to any lace pattern and is nice and stretchy for ease of wear.
The lace stitch for this pattern comes from a 1937 jumper pattern. The lace repeat is just four rows long and quick to knit.
Instalment one for the Vintage Purls Summer Sock Club 2009.
Errata for club members’ copies only:
The heel turning instructions should read:
Row 1: Knit 44, turn (you can remove the marker as you knit across).
The Heel flap instructions need to change if you finish the foot on round 1 or 3 of the lace pattern then you need to work from a different heel flap lace pattern:
Row 1 : * k2, yo, k2tog, k2tog, yo, k2*
Row 2: * p2, k4, p2*
Row 3: * k2tog, yo, k4, yo, k2tog*
Row 4: * k2, p4, k2*
If you finished the foot on round 2 or 4 then the existing lace pattern will work just fine for you.