Mint Parfait Socks by Judy Becker

Mint Parfait Socks

September 2008
Light Fingering ?
10 stitches and 14 rows = 1 inch
in Stockinette
US 0 - 2.0 mm
425 - 450 yards (389 - 411 m)
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The Andes Mints colorway knits up in yummy mint and chocolate layers and the spiral lace pattern reminds me of the twist on a soft ice cream sundae. Mint Parfait seemed the perfect name.

This sock was designed to be knit from the toe-up using two circular needles. The pattern is easily adapted to DPNs by dividing the stitches into four equal portions.

The stitch pattern looks complex, but is made with a simple combination of increases and decreases. The spiral is worked clockwise on one sock, and counter-clockwise on the other sock. But you could knit both spirals in one direction if you want.

Instructions are for women’s size medium with a foot approximately 9 ½” long. The length of the foot can be modified by changing the number of rounds knit between the end of the toe and the beginning of the gussets. Since the stitch pattern is essentially a lace, it is quite stretchy and will
accommodate most widths.