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Down and Up Lace Socks
HeartStrings knitting pattern #S25
Not sure how much yarn you have and prefer to knit your socks top-down from heel to toe? Here are socks just for you in a pretty lace that caresses the feet in all the right places. Start your knitting at the ankle and work down to the toe, then work up from the ankle to the top of the cuff.
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Note the attractive pattern details on heel and instep. I designed the placement of the lace panels and ribbed columns for both the aesthetics (to give a slimming look to the leg and foot) and the functional (providing good fit).
Down and Up Lace Socks is another pattern in the HeartStrings skill-building series It's an Upside-Down World: directional stitches in lace.
Skill level: For the experienced or confident sock knitter who likes something a bit challenging or different.
Adult small-medium [medium-large]. 300  yards fingering weight yarn, 8 stitches/inch, size US 1 / 2.25 mm needles suggested. Shown above in Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in color #2ns Manzanita. Written stitch instructions.
Sample cover page of the Down and Up Lace Socks knitting pattern.
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See more Sock Patterns in the Jackie E-S Design Collections.