Ticklepenny by Jo Shaw


by Jo Shaw
September 2014
Light Fingering ?
44 stitches and 60 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 0 - 2.0 mm
656 yards (600 m)
S (M, L, XL])
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This pattern is available for free.

Ticklepenny is a unisex design. The design idea came about from a request for a pair of socks that were thinner than sock weight so they could fit in a pair of shoes easier.

This design is not made from standard fingering weight yarn, rather it is a heavy laceweight / light fingering weight yarn and worked using 2mm, so the fabric is sufficiently dense for socks. If substituting yarn, then try a yarn with similar yardage and fibre that can withstand wear, such as wool blend with silk or nylon.

The beauty of using a thinner yarn, with finer needles, is more detail can be used in the design. The intricate part of the design – around the cuff and leg – can still be seen when wearing shoes. The sole is plain stockinette stitch – so it’s more comfortable for the wearer.

Designed to be worn with 1” negative ease.

Finished measurements -
Cuff circumference: 6.5[7,8.25,9] inches
Foot circumference: 6 [7, 8, 9] inches
Foot length is adjustable

Tall Yarns ‘n Tales Soliloquy™ MerinoSilk Sock Lace, color: s506 (dyed by guest dyer Koigu); 2[2, 2, 2] skeins

Tutorial for working neater knit to purl yarnovers, which is useful for the leaf buds on the side panels.