If you're on Ravelry, you may have noticed the popularity of a certain sweater pattern. It's the February Lady Sweater, provided to all of us gratis by Pamela at FlintKnits. It's a great pattern, adapted for adults from the February Baby Sweater in Elizabeth Zimmerman's Knitter's Almanac.
Like many before me, the February Baby Sweater enchanted me. It's a quick, enjoyable knit with a lace pattern that's very easy to remember once you've got one repeat established. I liked it so much, that I just had to have it in sock form.
That's where this sock began. I actually designed it quite a while ago, but am only just now getting around to finalizing the pattern. There's a vertical line of twisted stitches framing the lace down the instep that I think set it off nicely. If you'd rather stop the lace at the ankle and make a plain foot, the pattern will still be lovely.
So, if you're making a February Lady Sweater, make some socks to go with it. Or, make the socks to try out the lace pattern without committing to the time and yarn requirements of a sweater.
Materials: 350-400 yards of fingering weight sock yarn
Set of 5 DPNs, US size 1 (2.25mm), or size needed to obtain gauge
Darning needle for grafting toe.
Shown here in Shibui Sock in the Sky colorway.
Gauge: 8 stitches per inch in stockinette
Size: Instep circumference approximately 8.5" to fit an average woman's foot
This pattern is a 5-page PDF file that will be made available for download immediately upon purchase.
Shown here in Stitch Jones Supersock in the Secret Touch colorway as test knit by the lovely Katrina. Thanks, Katrina!
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