Indecisions by Adrienne Fong


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August 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8.5 stitches and 12 rows = 1 inch
in Stockinette
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
Ladies' Medium, Large (to fit 8, 9 inch ankle)
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I love lace! I love cables! I love clogs! I love fancy socks! What to do? Plain heel? Fancy heel? Fancy instep? Ribbed instep? Here is a sock that satisfies all my loves but also reflects all my indecisions. May all your “indecisions” be fun.

Designed for Tour-de-Sock 2017 competition, Stage 3. Tour de Sock benefits Doctors without Borders. From now until the end of Tour (September 15, 2017), I will donate $3 from the sale of each pattern to Doctors Without Borders.

Socks are knit top down with the option of a ribbed cuff or a hemmed picot cuff. The leg features a fun cable and lace motif. The socks have a traditional heel flap/gusset construction with a choice of a modifed EOP with garter stitch border or a patterned flap. There is a choice of either continuing the cable/lace motif on the instep or replacing that with ribbing. The cables can be easily mirrored for symmetrical socks.

The pattern has both written instructions and charts.

Shown in BMFA, Socks That Rock, Lt. Weight, Blue Brick Wall colorway. The medium pair with ribbed cuff, plain heel, patterned instep, 9-1/2 inch foot length required about 375 yds.

Thank you to BMFA for providing yarn support.

8/11/2017: Instructions for part of the gusset decreases for the ribbed instep option was missing. The pdf has been corrected.

For ribbed instep: Repeat these two rounds until 64 (72) sts remain.
32 (36) instep sts/32 (36) sole sts