Dragon Breath Socks by Jen Schripsema

Dragon Breath Socks

March 2008
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 1 - 2.25 mm
280 - 318 yards (256 - 291 m)
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

I love knitting lace. But I don’t like the old-fashioned appearance of most lace patterns.

The flame chevron lace pattern (from Barbara Walker’s A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns) used for these socks has a more modern look. It also reminds me both of fire and the overlapping scales of, say, a dragon.

Converting this pattern from flat knitting to knitting in the round was a little tricky because the pattern repeats don’t match up vertically. Instead, there is a two-stitch jog every twelve rows. Consequently, the “beginning” of the round shifts throughout the pattern. Even if you don’t usually use stitch markers while knitting, I recommend it for this pattern.