Summer is almost here… time to knit some SOCKS! Well.. you can basically knit socks all year long but a pair of lace socks in the summer would be a fun project. Summer issue of Interweave Knits will be on sales soon and I am excited to be one of the contributor. Let me introduce my Hourglass Lace Socks… for those of you have seen my ‘Bonnie’ fingerless mittens in my previous post or at Ravelry might find this socks design familiar.
The truth is, I have designed both mittens and socks at the same time – around fall last year to be exact. Since the design is inspired by my sister ‘Bonnie’, I wanted to make a pair for her for the holiday and I wanted to showcase the design and the story behind the design in my blog. After finished the fingerless mittens, I have decided to modify the design to work into a pair of lace socks.. and this socks design resulting in the summer publication of Interweave… it’s a honor to be part of the issue.
So here come the details:
Finished Size: 7½” circumference and 8½” long from back of heel to tip of toe; to fit women’s U.S. shoe sizes 8–9. Foot length is adjustable.
Yarn: Cascade Yarns Heritage Quatro (75% superwash wool, 25% nylon; 437 yd [400 m]/100 g): #5668 purple, 1 skein.
Needles: Size 2 (2.75 mm): 29″ circular (cir) or longer for magic-loop method. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge (see Notes).
Notions: Marker (m); cable needle (cn); tapestry needle.
Gauge: 32 sts and 42 rnds = 4″ in patt st.
As always, if you have any question with any of my patterns, feel free to contact me… I try to response as quick as possible.
Hello Ms. Burgoyne,
I have worked-out most of your instructions except for the gauge pattern.
The instructions list the gauge is to done on a pattern stitch.
Is this the rib pattern (multiples of 5 sts) given in the stitch guide?
Also, have there been any errors discovered in the printing of the instructions? Please give us more sock patterns for the magic loop knitting, because I enjoy making socks with this method.
I can not wait to start your beautiful pattern for these socks.
I am sure that you have a super busy schedule, but I hope that you will find the time to help me.
Ms. J. Harvey