Ultra-Light Ankle Socks by louleigh
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Ultra-Light Ankle Socks

Knitting
August 2018
Lace ?
40 stitches and 52 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
262 - 328 yards (240 - 300 m)
XS (3 UK, 5 US) - XXL (11 UK, 13 US)
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I knit these lace-weight socks on the size of needle that I would normally use for fingering/4-ply socks, and cast on the same number of stitches. The result is a sock that fits a little differently to your standard socks. Select a size that is about 25 – 30% smaller than your foot circumference, and knit it the same length as your foot.

These socks are knitted top-down with the yarn held double for the cuff, heel, and toe. Choose a plied laceweight yarn, with a little added strength from something such as nylon, silk, or mohair. Or try knitting your socks with a single-breed yarn from a sheep with a long staple, such as Wensleydale or Teeswater. I wouldn’t recommend using a singles yarn: your socks would be likely to wear through in the twinkling of an eye.

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