Poised by Hunter Hammersen


November 2019
Sport (12 wpi) ?
34 stitches = 4 inches
in blocked stockinette
275 - 350 yards (251 - 320 m)
Fits a foot or leg of 7.75 [9, 10.75] inches in fingering-weight yarn, 9.5 [11, 13.25] inches in sport or dk-weight yarn.
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I know I said I was keeping lace to a minimum. But this stitch perfectly walks the line between proper lace (which would be a little too fancy) and good, solid ribbing (which would be a little too plain). It’s somehow both sturdy and beautiful, like so many of the delights you find washed up on the shore.

This is one of those stitch patterns that shines under a bit of tension. That makes it great for socks, where your foot and ankle open up your knitting and show off your stitches. Just be sure to block your swatch (or at least stretch it a bit if I can’t talk you into blocking it) to see how it will look with your yarn.

If you want the pattern to continue a bit farther down your foot, you totally can, and the pattern tells you how!