Kennesaw Kudzu socks by Jolie Elder

Kennesaw Kudzu socks

June 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
48 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches
in 1×1 ribbing, unblocked
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
400 - 435 yards (366 - 398 m)
19cm/7½ inch foot circumference stretches to fit up to 23cm/9 inch
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These toe-up tube socks showcase the stretch of reversible lace.

Socks are worked toe up, no heel turn. If you are nervous about fit, pattern includes instructions to increase the size of the tube at the heel and then decrease back down. These directions could also be used to increase the leg circumference for knee socks.

This is an intermediate reversible lace project.

Techniques you already know:

  • lace: yarn overs, right- and left-slanted decreases
  • 1×1 ribbing; knit 1, purl 1

Techniques you may be learning:

  • double yarn-over
  • reversible decreases in ribbing
  • reversible center-out cast-on
  • grafting two stitches

The leaf edge is formed by working back and forth individually over each multiple of pattern to bind off. You’ll have more ends to weave in, but I think it is worth it.

The project lends itself to ad finitum knitting — work until you run out of yarn. No wasting precious hand-dyed yarn.

Pattern booklet also includes a hat worked from the same charts.

Video support for double yarn-overs, reversible decreases, center-out reversible cast-on, and the bind off are on the designer’s blog and YouTube channel.

This e-booklet file is half-sheet formatted with all the pages in normal order including the blank inside covers. If you have a smaller tablet or you read off your smart phone, you shouldn’t have to zoom as much. You can also print this size if you print on 5.5 x 8 inch paper — i.e. half-sheet. If you’d like a center-fold booklet, use Adobe Acrobat Reader DC and choose the “booklet” option when you print.