These socks are my first experiment in open work knitting in a sock pattern and my first pattern to feature toe up construction. I loved the subtle variations of the yarn that I chose, and thought they would combine well with a lace pattern because the variegations wouldn’t be so strong that they would overwhelm the lace.
These socks should be considered an adventurous beginner level project, and are a nice introduction to simple lace knitting. It involves using a provisional cast on, increasing, basic lace techniques, the ability to follow a stitch pattern chart, and short row heel construction.
The pattern as shown has one size, but you can make the sock larger or smaller by altering the yarn and/or needles that you choose to knit the project in. To decrease the circumference, select smaller yarn and needles. To increase the circumference, choose larger yarn and/or needles. Alternatively, using toe up construction, it is possible to alter the circumference of the sock to fit any individual need, and since the stitch pattern is a simple 6 stitch repeat, when combined with the toe up construction, it is very easy to add or subtract repeats in order to meet your personal sock size needs. Instructions for this are provided.