Serpentine Socks by Sarah Lehto

Serpentine Socks

Knitting
May 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
36 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
370 - 462 yards (338 - 422 m)
Adult Small/Medium and Adult Large
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Looking for some lacy socks to keep you on your toes? The Serpentine Socks blend challenge with speed. The stitch pattern requires concentration but works up very fast. The right and left socks are mirror images of each other which is quite useful in combating Second Sock Syndrome. Meant to be knit with extra negative ease, the resulting fabric is very stretchy. Tested and approved!

Difficulty Intermediate; pattern requires working small circumferences in the the round, ktbl, k, p, ssk, k2tog, sssk, shifting the beginning of the round, lace patterning on every round, standard sl st heel flap, gusset and kitchener st.

Yarn
Knit Picks Stroll Tonal (75% superwash merino, 25% nylon; 462yd 422m/100g skein; 1 skein

Needles
US 1.5/2.5mm needles for working small circumferences in the round; DPNs, 1 long circular or 2 short circulars

Notions
3 stitch markers
Yarn needle

Gauge
36 sts and 48 rounds = 4”(10cm) in stockinette st

Size
Women’s Small/Medium (Women’s Large)

Finished Measurements
These socks are meant to be knit with extra negative ease in order to showcase the open lacework. The socks are very stretchy. I usually knit my socks with 64 sts however with this pattern the 60 st size was the perfect fit.
6.5, (7.25)“ leg circumference unstretched
6.5, (7.25)” leg length measured from cuff to beginning of heel flap