Lace Socks Using German Short Rows

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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

Pattern + links to a four-part video tutorial, $8 US via PayPal. addtocart

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.

14 comments on “Lace Socks Using German Short Rows

  1. hi Staci, does “the bonus content/bonus video”(like the one from Toe-Up “Socks Using German Short Rows” video) comes with this video, thank you

    • I see, I know I learn better if I can see it, I think I will get the other pattern then. thank you for writing me back.

      Merry Christmas

  2. Hi, I’m not able to get this to add to my cart and I’m now able to view my cart. Do you know anyway I can fix this? I would love to buy the pattern. Thank you! And merry Christmas 🙂

  3. Merry Christmas, Staci. Thanks for this great pattern. It’s a possibility for the queue for a gift for others (or myself) for next Christmas. I’m looking forward to trying GSR the next time I make some socks.

  4. Do you have a place to post pictures of things made from your patterns? I made very cute boot socks with this pattern for my 7 year old daughter! I have one down and one to go Haha 🙂 and I would love to share them with you and others!

  5. Hi Staci –
    I have knit for many years (hats, scarves, shawls) but I have never knit socks. I would like to do a toe up pattern. Which pattern/set of videos do you recommend I start with for my first sock project?

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