Down and Up Lace Socks by Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer
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Down and Up Lace Socks

January 2007
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches = 1 inch
in stockinette
US 1 - 2.25 mm
300 - 340 yards (274 - 311 m)
Adult small-medium (medium-large)
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Skill level: For the experienced or confident sock knitter who likes something a bit challenging or different.

Stitch instructions: Written.

From the pattern description: Not sure how much yarn you have and prefer to knit your socks top-down from heel to toe? Here are socks just for you in a pretty lace that caresses the feet in all the right places. Start your knitting at the ankle and work down to the toe, then work up from the ankle to the top of the cuff. Written stitch instructions.

Note the attractive pattern details on heel and instep. I designed the placement of the lace panels and ribbed columns for both the aesthetics (to give a slimming look to the leg and foot) and the functional (providing good fit).

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