These lace socks have three important things going for them – first, they’re knit with DK or Sport weight yarn, making them a much quicker knit than socks knit from fingering weight yarn. Second, they’re toe-up, meaning you’ll have no leftover yarn. And third – the German Short Row technique is a favorite among knitters who don’t like working traditional wraps and turns. The pattern includes sizes for women, men, and kids; and includes links to a four-part video tutorial.
Sizes: Women, Men, and Children; normal foot widths, any shoe size
Needles: Size US 3 (3.25mm) double-pointed needles (information on modifying these socks for magic loop and two at-a-time is in the pattern)
Yarn: 100 grams DK or Sport weight yarn (also called 8-ply yarn)
Additional Materials: Size G or H crochet hook, a few feet of worsted-weight scrap yarn in a contrasting color, tapestry needle for weaving ends
Gauge: 6.5 stitches per inch in stockinette
Information on things you’ll see in this video:
The yarn I used in my pink socks is Lion Brand LB Collection Superwash Merino, in color Peony. The yarn I used in my multi-color socks is Knit Picks Hawthorne Sport Multi in color Goose Hollow.
My silver ring is actually a knitting needle gauge, and can be found here.
The nail polish I’m wearing is by Julep, and isn’t actually a color, but I like the way it looks. It’s a nail treatment, called Oxygen Nail Treatment. It seems to help my nails grow, and prevents chipping and peeling.