Latterly by Hunter Hammersen
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Latterly

Knitting
March 2010
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette
350 - 400 yards (320 - 366 m)
See note below, at 8spi, fits a foot or leg of 7.5 [8.75, 9.75] inches
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Latterly adjective
- in a later or subsequent part of a period

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
  • You really hate ribbing