Twinkling Trellis Socks by Maria Ekblad

Twinkling Trellis Socks

August 2010
Light Fingering ?
36 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 0 - 2.0 mm
372 - 481 yards (340 - 440 m)
Medium and Large
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The cuff and upper part of the leg is knitted with more stitches than the lower part of the leg and the foot. The pattern is designed this way to fit us sturdy built people that have significantly wider calves than ankles. Upper part of the leg, in size Medium, is knitted on 84 stitches, lower part of the leg on 72 stitches and the foot on 70 stitches. The pattern “pulls in” quite good - almost like ribbing. So I belive that the socks may fit more slender legs too.

A new technique described in this pattern is the use of a circular needle while knitting the heel flap and thanks to that avoid “picking up problems” (such as: too many or too few stitches picked up, stitches not evenly distributed, extra thickness/bumps along inside of heel flap). This heel flap technique allows you to knit a traditional heel (heel flap, heel turn and gusset) without having to pick up stitches along the heel flap.

The pattern is both written and in charts.
Techniques used are different types of increases and decreases, fake twist stitches and beading with a hook.

Apart from yarn and needles you need about 190 (210) 4 mm beads and a crochet hook in size about 1.0 mm.
The heel technique requires a circular needle 16” or longer.

For most socks 100 grams will be sufficient. But for size Large and a long foot (10” or more) you’ll need more.

Errata: Length of cuff and leg is about 18 cm (7”) (above heel flap)