Latterly by Hunter Hammersen


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March 2010
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches = 4 inches
in blocked stockinette
US 1 - 2.25 mm
350 - 450 yards (320 - 411 m)
written in three sizes and three gauges to fit most anyone, at 8spi, fits a foot or leg of 7.5 [8.75, 9.75] inches
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This pattern (along with most of my earlier work) was retired in the summer of 2022. However, it may be available for a few days once or twice a year. Read on for details!

In the summer of 2022, I realized that maintaining a back catalog of hundreds of patterns was kind of overwhelming. I couldn’t do it and still release new things. So I took my old patterns down so I could keep doing new work.

Since then, a handful of my favorites have come back, and lovely new things have come out. But the vast majority of the old patterns are retired and will no longer be generally available.

However, enough folks have asked about some old favorites that I’m planning to make many of the retired patterns available for a few days once or twice a year (most likely in late spring and then again in the fall around Thanksgiving).

  • If you see the buy buttons on this page, you’ve caught it on one of the days it’s available, and you’re welcome to grab it!
  • If you don’t see the buy buttons on this page, then it’s not currently available.
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I love a good lacy sock. I really do. They’re beautiful and fun to knit. But if there’s too much lace, it can be hard to get a really good fit. Luckily, if you sneak in a bit of ribbing, you can make most anything feel marvelous (and all that ribbing gives you a chance to zone out for half the sock too!).

That’s just what I did here. The lace on the front is delightful (frantic increasing one row, decreases over the next few rows to get things back in order, then do it all again with a twist to shape those leafy bits). And to keep it all in line and make sure it fits, there is lots of crisp, tidy ribbing around the rest of the sock. The combination is perfect!

And just to help make sure there is an option to fit everyone, they are written in three sizes (a 58, 66, & 74-stitch cast on). And of course you should feel free to adjust your gauge a bit to fine tune the fit of the sock. Just be sure that you’re working at a gauge that gives you a sturdy fabric you like with your chosen yarn. I recommend working at something around 7, 8, or 9 stitches per inch, and I’ve included a table to help you figure out what gauge you’ll want to use for the size you need.

These are perfect for you if:

  • You adore a bit of lace
  • You want fancy socks but still want them to fit

They’re not for you if:

  • You don’t like charts (the pattern uses charts)
  • You hate swatching (you need to swatch to check your needle size)