Des Chaussettes Intemporelles Timeless Socks
I got inspired to knit lace socks, after looking through a small pile of fabulous books of sock patterns. Still I struggled to make a fitting lace to match my ideas.. Then after a few trips here and there, with fantastic nature and arcitecture, my brain spat out this simple lace pattern. Credits go to my boyfriend who named the socks, and was supportive all through my many frantic knitting evenings,. Size: 3840 woman's feet. Size can be changed by playing around with yarn, gauge, pattern repeats, and different size needles. This sock is knit from the toe up, in the round, on 5 dpn's. There is shaping for the ancles, but if you prefer you can skip this and just knit in pattern till desired length. It will have a looser fit around the ankle if so. I found it to be a nice snug fit with the shaping. If you would like very long socks, it might be neccesary to increase some stitches when you come to a certain point on your leg. Materials used: 80 gr. of crochet cotton, (The one I used was labeled "No5". 5 meters weighs 1.2 gr) 5 dpn's, 2mm thick. white elastic bands for sewing into the upper edge. Blunt + sharp needle with suitable thickness, and scissors. (You need the sharp needle for stitching together the ends of the elastics before sewing it into the top edge of the sock.) Gauge: 10*10 cm stockinette stitch = 36 st and 51 rows Abbrevations: yo yarn over k1 Knit one ssk slip, slip, knit these two together s3k slip 3, knit these 3 together k2tog knit 2 together k3tog knit 3 together p1 purl one
The Patter n: Cast on 40 st. Separate onto 2 dpn's if one prefer this for making the toes. Make the toes, stockinette st. only: Round 1: Purl all stitches till the last stitch. Turn work Round 2: Knit all stitches till the last stitch. Turn work. Round 3: Purl all stitches till the last 2 stitches. Turn work. Round 4: knit all stitches till the last 2 stitches. Turn work. Round 5: Purl all stitches till the last 3 stitches. Turn work. Round 6: Knit all stitches till the last 3 stitches. Turn work. Ok by now you've got it. Keep going like this, leaving one more stitch each time, till you've left 12 stitches on each side. You've made the topside of the toes now. Knit back and forth again, picking up one, 1, stitch till you're back to 40 on the needles, and the toes have shaped. While picking up it can be a good idea to pick up one of the strands between the last knittet stitch and the one you're picking up, then knit the stitck you're picking up, then pass the strandstitch over as to close the gap a bit. This tecnique works well for me. Now you have to pick up 40 stitches along the edge of the toes, making sure to get the new stitches as evenly divided as possible. There should be 80 stitches in total now, divided on 4 needles (20*4). The new stitches you just picked up will be the upside of the foot. This is where the lace pattern starts, so the edge will not show. If you leave it on the under side, you will see it clearly, and feel it. Start the lace pattern, starting with a k1, and ending with a k1. After 20 st in the 1st round of the lace pattern, pick up one stitch purlwise. This will make a decorative "hole" on the middle of the upside, and is neccesary for the lace pattern.
Lace pattern for "upside" of sock: Row 1: k1, yo, ssk , k2tog, yo, k1, p1. End w k1. Row 2: Knit. Make sure to not twist the p1 from the last row when knitting it. Row 3: yo, k1, ssk , k2tog, k1, yo, p1. End w yo. Row 4: Knit. Heel: Knit in lace pattern till you are 4.5 cm from the tip of your heel. Start the heel in the same way as the toe; Knitting 39 st, turn Purl 38 st, turn Knit 37 st, turn Purl 36 st, turn Keep going like this till there is 10, ten, "loose" stitches on each side. Then pick stitches up, knitting back and forth till all the stitches are picked up. ..If you have a very pointy heel, you might want to do a couple more rounds, leaving 12 stitches on each side before picking up again. In the first round after the heel, you have to pich up 1 stitch in 3 places, 3 stitches all in all, to make the number of stitches match with the lace patterns. Pick up these stitches at the end of each knitting needle with only 20 stitches on. After the first lace pattern repeat, with picking up these stitches, which will make up the purl stitch in the lace patterns, you should have 84 stitches all in all. Knit 3 repeats of lace pattern after the heel is completed, start the pattern on the backside of the sock , above the heel. Lace pattern after the heel: Row 1: yo, k1, ssk , k2tog, k1, yo, p1 Row 2: Knit Row 3: k1, yo, ssk , k2tog, yo, k1, p1 Row 4: Knit. (At the end of the sock , this row is included in the 6 plain stockinette stitch rows. As in you only knit 6 rows after the last row of lace.)
Decrease rounds (completed in 1 pattern repeat, 4 rounds) The decrease rounds are described knitting needle by knitting needle, as to keep track of where to decrease, as the decreases are done in the sides.
Decrease round 1 : 1st knitting needle: yo, s3k , k2tog, k1, yo, p1. Then continute in normal pattern out this kn. needle. 2nd knitting needle: Knit in normal pattern till 7 stitches remail on this needle: yo, k1, ssk , k3tog, yo, p1. 3rd knitting needle: yo, s3k , k2tog, k1, yo, p1. Continue in normal pattern out this kn. needle. 4th knitting needle: Knit in pattern til 7 stitches remain: yo, k1, ssk , k3tog, yo, p1 Now there should be 20 st on each needle, 80 all in all.
Decrease round 2: 1st knitting needle: ssk , knit the rest of the stitches on this needle. 2nd knitting needle: Knit till only 2 stitches remain on this needle, k2tog. 3rd knitting needle: Same as for 1st knitting needle 4th knitting needle: Same as for 2nd knitting needle Now there should be 19 stitches left on all needles, 76 stitches all in all.
Decrease round 3: 1st knitting needle: k1, knit in lace pattern. 2nd knitting needle: Knit in lace pattern till last 2 stitches, k2tog 3rd knitting needle: Same as for knitting needle 1 4th knitting needle: Same as for knitting needle 2 Now there should be 19 + 18 + 19 + 18 stitches left on the needles, 74 stitches all in all.
Decrease round 4: 1st knitting needle: k2tog, knit the rest of the stitches on this kn needle. 2nd knitting needle: knit till last 2 stitches, ssk. 3rd knitting needle: Same as for knitting needle 1 4th knitting needle: Same as for kniting needle 2 Now there should be 18171817 stitches left on the needles, 70 stitches all in all. Knit 6 pattern repeats more, all in all 10 pattern repeats after the heel. Knit 6 rounds stockinette stitch.
Then making the picot edge: 1 round of p2tog, yo. Note: Using purl 2 together to makes it pop out when you fold it over. Then knit 5 more rounds of stockinette stitch, and bind off using Russian bindoff. (k2, put these 2 st back on needle, knit these together. *Knit 1, knit the 2 knitted st together.* repeat till done.) Measure for a snug stretchy fit, and cut 1 cm longer of a 1 cm broad white elastic band, overlap the ends and stitch together thoroughly so it will hold.
Fold picot edge over, place elastic band inside and sew shut. Weave in ends. Blocking not needed for this particular one. I also think blocking would mess up the size and durability of these socks, as they're made to fit with out blocking.
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Hope you enjoy knitting the socks, and if you have any questions regarding the pattern, please contact me on Ravelry.