Skater's Waltz Lace Ankle Sock
This sweet, lacey sock was inspired by Emile Waldteufel’s classical composition “The Skater’s”, also known more popularly as the “Skater’s Waltz”!
Knit from the cuff down, the Skater’s Waltz Sock uses a traditional, vintage-feel lace stitch to create a delicate, icy pattern, and has steady repeats of this stitch, accented by changing colors. The lace pattern also creates a beautiful and interesting shape of the sock at the top cuff, reminiscent of the way an ice skate looks against the ankle. Eyelet rows even provide the opportunity to “lace” your skate sock up, if you should so choose, by weaving i-cord through the eyelets-- as you would lace up a skate!
Recommended Yarn Pairings:
1. Color A = No Two Snowflakes Fingering Weight Merino
Color B = Claudia Handpainted Yarns Fingering
2. Color A = Reynold’s Soft Sea Wool
Color B = Sundara Yarn Sock
3. Color A = Kraemer Yarns Merino Silk and Silver with
Color B = Koigu Kpppm Fingering
Yarn weight: any Fingering should work
Gauge: 20 rows and 18 stitches = 4” in straight stockinette
Needle size: US 2
Yardage: 200 yds Color A, 75-100 yds. Color B, depending on your foot size
Notions: silk ribbon for lacing, if desired. Stitch markers, as needed
This and other patterns, as well as luxurious hand dyed yarn are available on Etsy at No Two Snowflakes!