Celosia Socks by verybusymonkey

Celosia Socks

October 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 11 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
300 - 400 yards (274 - 366 m)
64-st, 72-st and 80-st
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Celosia are conical, fall-blooming flowers in the Amaranth family, so what better name for a fall sock! These lacy socks are worked top-down and could easily be worked two-at-a-time. There are two options for the instep, one continues the stitch pattern to the toe and the other transitions to stockinette.

While I was developing this design, I had earlier prototypes that were less stretchy (I have since modified the stitch pattern) but I wrote this one up for three sizes just in case. My testers tell me theirs are plenty stretchy but I do advise trying them on after a few inches of the leg just in case. The pattern features both charted and written instructions and the text is accessible for screen readers.