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Scroll Lace Socks

Knitting
July 2007
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
44 stitches = 4 inches
US 00 - 1.75 mm
400 - 475 yards (366 - 434 m)
This pattern is available for free.

Don’t be scared off by the tiny needles and gauge. At 11 stitches per inch they’ll fit a small foot. Many people will prefer to knit them at 10 or even 9 stitches per inch.

I chose to knit these socks at this gauge because I was not happy with the fabric (for socks) I got with the Schaefer Anne at looser gauges.

Note On Sizing, Fit, and Gauge (read this!): I have relatively small feet and relatively skinny ankles. The stitch pattern I used in this sock does not have a lot of give to it. These socks fit me perfectly, but I do have to tug to get them on. Many (heck, most) of you have knit Jaywalkers – it’s the same kind of deal. My recommendation is that if you have ever had trouble with any socks ever being difficult (or impossible) to get over your heel, go up one needle size for the leg of this sock. If you have started them and are unsure about whether you’ll be able to get them on, put them on scrap yarn and try them on now. If you have large, or maybe even medium sized ankles and feet, consider dropping to 9 or 10 stitches per inch for the entire sock. I think these are great socks, but they can only be great if you can wear them. Knit with these sizing and gauge issues in mind, please!