Often my designs are sparked by nature, but in this instance when I thought of the need to use “mad” or “madness” in the title I couldn’t shake those old Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup ads from my mind. All I could think of was “who put the lace in my cables and who put the cables in my lace?” So, that’s what I did. When I have fairly lacy design for socks I like to use an unusual top treatment. Often I opt for a simple picot top to set off the lace but I was getting a little tired of my usual. I opted for a fun little scalloped top that can be a bit of challenge to execute, but I find worth the effort.
This pattern is now available to those who did not participate in Sock Madness. The blue sock is the original version as distributed to the participants. The camel sock is the second version available from Fiber Fool.