Hawaiian Leis Socks by Adrienne Fong

Hawaiian Leis Socks

September 2005
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
36 stitches and 52 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 1 - 2.25 mm
400 - 420 yards (366 - 384 m)
woman's medium 8" ankle
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“The lace pattern reminds me of the shell leis one receives while vacationing in Hawaii. These socks bring back memories of gorgeous sunrises and sunsets, relaxing on the beach, umbrella drinks, and all things wonderful! I hope these socks allow you to enjoy a bit of paradise no matter where you are.”

Knit cuff down, with eye of partridge heel flap, and wedge toe. Ravelry version of pattern has both written and charted directions. Other versions have only written directions.

Lace is stretchy so the pattern should fit the average foot. It can be knit with a different size needle to accommodate a smaller or larger foot.

The lace pattern is a 6 row repeat and is easy to follow and memorize (especially the way the author utilized knit and purl to help you know where you are on each row).

These hints on knitting the k3tbl and k3tog were omitted from the Knitting Calendar version of the pattern by the publisher. I am posting them here.

k3tbl - knit 3 sts together through back loops. (hint: slip first two sts as if to purl, knit next st through back loop, then pass the 2 slipped sts over)
k3tog – knit 3 sts together. (hint: knit 2 sts together, slip this st back to left needle, then pass 2nd st on left needle over slipped st. Slip st back to right needle)

Pattern was originally offered as a SOTM club kit from TheKnitter.com

Also available in the Knitting Pattern a Day Calendar 2008 (June 6, 7, & 8).