Protégé by Joan Forgione


by Joan Forgione
December 2012
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 46 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
375 yards (343 m)
Women's Medium (7" foot circumference)
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After years of designing sweaters, I wanted to try my hand at fashioning smaller things – like socks. As an elementary school teacher, I have learned to appreciate a great educator when I meet one, and my “school-sock-mistress” was masterful: fun and funny; challenging and clear; honest and knowledgeable; and oh, so inspiring. These socks are a tribute to the teacher and to the lessons learned. Protégé are a pair of tantalizingly feminine socks. The ribbing and delicate, wrapped XO lace pattern, give these classic, top down socks a highly textural look and feel.

The lace pattern is both written and charted.

• Foot Circumference: 7” / 17.5cm (unstretched)
• Foot Length: adjustable

Circumference of socks may be adjusted by using a slightly smaller or larger needle.

• 1 skein TuckerWoods Artisan Yarn & Fibers Molly’s Toes
100% Merino
400 yds / 366m / 100g

Shown in color Starry, Starry Night


• 375 yds / 343m of fingering weight yarn

• US 1½ (2.5mm) needles*

* Double-pointed, 32” / 80cm circulars or two shorter circulars, as preferred, to work in the round.

• split ring marker or safety pin
• stitch markers (2)
• cable needle
• stitch holder or waste yarn
• tapestry needle

• 30 sts and 46 rnds = 4” / 10 cm in Stockinette stitch, blocked

Skills Used
• knitting in the round
• decreasing
• lace
• wraps

Take a look at the socks up close in a video slideshow here on YouTube.

Patterns fully written and charted.