Simply Lovely Lace Socks by Karen Baumer

Simply Lovely Lace Socks

March 2006
Sport (12 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in worked in St st in the rnd on size 3 (3.25 mm) needles with Opal
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 0 - 2.0 mm
344 - 450 yards (315 - 411 m)
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Pattern description from Interweave Knits, Spring 2006: “For knitters like Karen Baumer, socks are no-stress projects. She likes to work easy patterns that allow her to knit while she travels or watches television. This pretty but very simple lace pattern fits the bill by offering a change of pace from tradition ribs, without requiring elaborate charts or unwavering attention. Choose a fingering-weight yarn and work a picot edge for a dainty version, or choose a sportweight yarn and a basic ribbed cuff for a quick-to-knit pair.”

Finished Size: 7.5” (19 cm) foot circumference, 4” (10 cm) long from cast-on edge to top of heel flap, and 9” (23 cm) long from back of heel to tip of toe. To fit women’s U.S. show sizes 8 to 9.

Notions: Marker (m); tapestry needle.

Additional Gauge: 32 sts and 43 rnds = 4” (10cm) worked in St st in the rnd on size 0 (2mm) needles with Pearl

Notes from Interweave Knits, Spring 2006:

  • “This pattern is written for two weights of yarn; Opal (green sock) is a sportweight yarn, and Pearl (pink sock), the alternative yarn, is a fingering-weight yarn. Instructions for Opal appear first and instructions for Pearl appear in parentheses. When no parentheses are present, the directions apply to both weights of yarn. Work Opal on size 3 (3.25 mm) needles and Pearl on size 0 (2 mm) needles (or size needed to obtain respective gauge).”
  • “The foot of the sock is worked with one less stitch than the cuff in order to maintain a balanced pattern on the instep. The stitch count is re-adjusted during the first round of toe decreases.”
  • “The ribbed cuff of the sportweight sock may also be used for the fingering-weight version, but the picot edge cuff should not be used on the sportweight version, as the heavier yarn would create excessive bulk when folded double.”