Leaf socks by Vikki Bird
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Leaf socks

Knitting
January 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
437 yards (400 m)
Finished sock circumference: 6½ (7½, 8½, 9½)”

Socks are my go to project, and as soon as Spring starts to emerge, I like to switch from vanilla socks to something a little more lacy and delicate. My Leaf socks feature a simple lace pattern, and are ankle length to make them even more appropriate for Spring. The picot cuff adds a delicate detail. The socks are knitted from the toe-up, with a gusset and slipped stitch heel flap. A lacy leaf pattern is used on the instep, and around the leg above the heel and the sock has a picot cuff.

Note that the row gauge given in the pattern is wrong and should read 44 rows to 4”/10cm.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Finished sock circumference: 6½ (7½, 8½, 9½)” to fit 7½ (8½, 9½, 10½)” foot circumference. Adjustable length. 1” negative ease recommended.
Shown in size 7½”.

Gauge: 32 sts and 44 rows = 4” 10 cm in St st after wet blocking

Sample knitted in Artesano Definition Sock (75% Merino, 25% Polyamide; 437 yards 400 meters/100 grams): 8362 Mushy Peas, 1 skein

Needles: US size 1 (2.5 mm): DPNs or 40” / 100 cm circular needle

Notions: Markers; tapestry needle