Carpe Diem, Socks by Jodie Gordon Lucas

Carpe Diem, Socks

December 2011
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 41 rows = 4 inches
in Traveling Vine Lace
US 1 - 2.25 mm
255 - 370 yards (233 - 338 m)
S [M, L, XL]
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Note: Pattern includes both sock and fingerless mitts patterns. Mitts are listed separately on Rav so they will show up on pattern searches, but they are included in the pattern. You need not purchase both.

6/29/12 errata:
Round 3: YO, k tbl, yo, k2, SSK, k3.

These charming fingerless mitts and socks make use of the Traveling Vine lace pattern.

The mitts come in 2 sizes and feature garter stitch edges and a thumb gusset. The socks come in 4 sizes (with the smallest size suitable for children).

While these patterns have a high “WOW” factor, care has been taken to keep them accessible to advanced beginners. While something is happening every round of the Traveling Vine pattern, because the lace is only ever worked in the round there are fewer types of stitches required than when worked in rows. Directions for the lace are provided in both written and charted formats. Other areas where the simpler route was taken were the thumb gusset (plain stockinette) and the heel turn (square—only 2 row repeat). Finally, the overall sock construction is standard (gusset and flat toe) but the heel flap garter stitch edges flanking standard heel stitch to add a bit of pizzazz for visual interest.