Double Lace Rib Toe-up Socks by Stefanie Pollmeier

Double Lace Rib Toe-up Socks

Knitting
May 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
3.0 mm
250 - 300 yards (229 - 274 m)
small (medium)
This pattern is available for free.

I like lacy socks. I also like my socks close-fitting and snug, which often leads to frustration. Lacy socks, in my opinion, tend to get wider when worn. I mean, who wants their socks puckering inside their shoes? But ribbing alone is soooo boring. So why not combine a little lace with an overall ribbing pattern to get the best of both? Said and done, here they are: Double Lace Rib Socks at your service.
Worked from the toe up, the easily memorized lace pattern makes them a quick knit while adding enough interest to keep you from being bored to death by the time you’re done with the heel.
Have fun knitting!

Size
Size small (medium): Foot circumference of 19.25 (20.5) cm / 7.5 (8)’’. Shown in small on a medium foot (d’oh!).

Pattern Notes
Socks are worked toe-up with a short-row heel. Basic instructions for working the toe and heel are given, but feel free to substitute your favourite toe and heel method.

Required Skills
Provisional cast on
Knitting flat and in the round on DPN’s
Basic decreases
Chart reading
Short rows

Yarn
Fingering weight yarn in solid or semi-solid colourway (variegated yarns are a little too busy in combination with the stitch pattern): approx 100 g