Elodia Socks by Sarah Jordan

Elodia Socks

December 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch in the round
US 1 - 2.25 mm
300 - 400 yards (274 - 366 m)
To fit foot circumference of 8 (9, 10) in./20.5 (23, 25.5) cm; foot length is adjustable
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These cuff-down socks begin with twisted ribbing, which transitions into a delicate, feminine, leaflike lace pattern on the front of the leg and stockinette on the back. Using relatively easy decreases and yarnovers, the lace pattern moves quickly down the leg, leading to a traditional heel flap and gusset. The foot is completed with a wide toe that is grafted.

To knit this pattern, you need to know how to:

  • knit and purl working in the round and flat,
  • work a lace pattern from a chart or written directions,
  • work basic decreases (k2tog, ssk, sk2p) and yarnover increases, and
  • use Kitchener stitch to graft live stitches.

Please note that yarn estimates are just that; actual yarn usage will depend upon the size knit and foot length. If you are knitting the largest size and/or have a very long foot, you may need to buy a second skein of yarn. Please be sure you have enough yarn to complete your project.

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