Corset Socks by Brenda K. B. Anderson

Corset Socks

August 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 17 rows = 4 inches
2.25 mm (B)
430 - 645 yards (393 - 590 m)
9" circumference at top of calf (adjustable with lacing at back of leg), 16" leg length, 8 1/2" ankle and foot circumference, 8 (8 1/2, 9 1/4, 10)" sole length designed to fit US Women’s shoe size 5–6.5 (7–8.5, 9–10.5, 11–12.5). Length is adjustable.
This pattern is available from for $5.50.

The corsetlike lacing up the back of the leg allows for an adjustable custom fit without complicated pattern shaping. A solid sole, toe, and heel lend practicality to an otherwise fabulously frivolous sock.

There was an error in the printed magazine. In row 7 of calf/leg you should end with a dc made into the last actual dc of row 6- not into any if the ch stitches at the end of the row (even though some are counted as a dc, we don’t work into them on this row). Basically you are stopping short in the stitch pattern with one square/hole of lace left unworked.

HOOK Size B/1 (2.25 mm) and D/3 (3.25 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

NOTIONS St markers (m); yarn needle; 2 pieces of 1/4” grosgrain ribbon, each cut to 3 yd.

GAUGE Lace patt top-of-foot directions through Row 12 = 4 1/4” wide and 4” tall with smaller hook. 20 sts and 17 rows = 4” in esc worked in turned rows with larger hook.

For more details, please see the pattern page.