Leaves garland Socks by Lea Bronnenkant
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Leaves garland Socks

Knitting
August 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
36 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette (for small/medium)
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
350 - 400 yards (320 - 366 m)
small/medium - medium/large
This pattern is available for $3.00.

These lace socks will cover your feet with a garland of leaves! They can be adapted to any foot length. They have a heel flap, a wide toe and are knit cuff down. Construction instructions are written, the lace pattern is both written and charted. There are 2 charts included so you can make a mirrored pair of socks.

Skill level: intermediate.

Techniques: knit/purl in the round and flat, lace, picking up stitches, short rows, grafting.

Yarn: 400-450 yards of fingering weight sock yarn.
Sample knitted in Wendy Happy (75% bamboo/25% nylon) - 458 yards - 1 skein

Gauge:
Size small / medium: 36 stitches x 48 rows = 4” in stockinette - size US 1 / 2.25 mm needles
Size medium / large: 32 stitches x 44 rows = 4” in stockinette - size US 2 / 2.75 mm needles

Tools: Size US 1 / 2.25 mm or US 2 / 2.75 mm set of 5 DPNs or long circular needle for magic loop (or size to get gauge); tapestry needle; scissors; 2 stitch markers.

Note that the lace pattern is pretty stretchy!