|Waving Lace Socks from IK Summer 2004|
Well this is it! Third try was definitely _the_ one.
Now that I’m knitting these I’m surprised I didn’t see this pattern make the blog rounds last year. The pattern is a simple repeat and makes a lovely sock! I love the little ripple effect it makes on the edges (click on the pics above to see them enlarged).
I have modified the pattern to be toe-up and to use a short row heel. I’m just a couple rows above the heel now and I’ll be starting the pattern on the full leg soon. I have 2/3rds of a hank left (based on my handy-dandy scale) so I’m not sure if I’ll be able to use up a full hank for each sock. We’ll see. I’m enjoying the knitting on these enough that I’ll knit until it seems like they’re the right length.
There are 2 variations for the cuff. A basic ribbed cuff and a wavy cuff. I’m going to give the wavy cuff a go but I haven’t checked to see what I’ll need to change since I’ll be knitting them in the opposite direction.
Oh, and for those of you who haven’t kept up with my experimentation, I’m using Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock in the Lilac colorway. And lemme tell ya, there will definitely be more solid-colored LL in my sock future!