Miss Wonderly is a fairly straight-forward knit despite the complex appearance of her lace. The lace pattern is worked on every round but there are only six rounds to the repeat. The lace is kept to the front of the sock at all times so you have a quick, easy passage for half of every round. The lace makes this sock quite stretchy and it will fit a good range of adult foot sizes. As usual, the pattern lets you tailor the length of the foot (and the leg) to your specific requirements. A picot hem finishes everything of nicely and provides a soft, stretchy finish to the top.
Miss Wonderly is named after the pseudonym used by the character Brigid O’Shaughnessy in The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett (most famously brought to the silver screen in 1941 with Humphrey Bogart and Mary Astor).
Pattern debuted as instalment two in the Vintage Purls Summer Sock Yarn Club 2013.