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Live Oak Socks

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Live Oak Socks
Live Oak Socks
Live Oak Socks
Live Oak Socks

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knitting, purling, yarnovers, decreasing, reading a lace chart, knitting in the round.

Pattern Description:

Inspired by my years of living in Savannah, Georgia, these top-down socks use a leafy lace pattern, traditional heel, and garter stitch details to evoke the beauty of the Live Oak-lined streets of one of my favorite Southern cities. Dragonfly Fiber's richly colored "Spanish Moss" colorway makes a beautiful compliment to the textured lace pattern. Continuing from the leg, the lace pattern sweeps in mirror-image panels across each instep.

Lace is charted only. Work socks with your preferred tubular knitting technique: Magic Loop, 2 Circulars, or DPN.

Originally published for Club Dragonwitch, 2011.

Gauge:

8sts/1" in Stockinette stitch, after blocking.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 8" ankle and instep circumference, lace pattern will stretch generously.

Materials:

  • Approx. 400 yards fingering/sock weight yarn, US size 1 needles.

You Will Also Need:

  • stitch markers, tapestry needle.


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$6.00

Intermediate
Knitting
Accessory
Women
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My background in fiber arts began as a kid in Connecticut, sewing and crafting, and grew into a pursuit of a degree in fiber arts from the Savannah College of Art and Design (B.F.A. Fibers, 1999). ...

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