Deco Meets Nouveau Toe Up Sock by SLM Designs

Deco Meets Nouveau Toe Up Sock

Knitting
December 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
9 stitches and 13 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch
US 0 - 2.0 mm
400 - 437 yards (366 - 400 m)
Small, Medium
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Art Deco “…an assertively modern style that ran to symmetry rather than asymmetry, and to the rectilinear rather than the curvilinear…” Wikipedia

Art Nouveau …“a style of fine and applied art current in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, characterized chiefly by curvilinear motifs.” The Free Dictionary.com

Deco Meets Nouveau, a toe up sock pattern, plays with the symmetry and clean lines of Art Deco design and the organic curves of Art Nouveau in a visually interesting mix. The pattern has options for a plain or reinforced heel and generic or custom foot length. Bavarian twisted stitch and yarn over lace work cover instep and encircle leg. The heel flap is done in twisted stitch ribbing. Video tutorials for techniques sited.

SIZING:
Size small: shoe size US 6-7 (EU 36-37); 62 stitches, foot circumference partially stretched 7.5 inch (19 cm)
Size medium: shoe size US 7.5-8 (EU 38-39); 70 stitches, 8.5 inch (22 cm)

MATERIALS
Yarn: Size Medium about 400 yds (366 m) fingering weight yarn; sample knit with Gynx Yarns, Glitz Socks, 75% super wash merino, 20% nylon, 5% stellina; 438 yds (400 m)/100 g, color Blood +. Note: Twisted stitch work uses more yarn than traditional knit.

Needles: 2, circular needles, 24 inch (60 cm), size US 0 (2.00 mm) or size to obtain gauge Other: Darning needle for weaving in ends, 3 closed stitch markers

GAUGE 9 stitches, 13 rows per inch (2.54 cm) with Size US 0 (2.00 mm) needles and fingering weight yarn in stockinette stitch

Note: Instructions are written from the perspective of a right-handed, English style knitter using 2 circular needles. This pattern assumes knitting experience and ability to read lace work charts.