DESCRIPTIONInterleaved socks were inspired by the lush foliage at the height of summer when everything in nature is at its fullest. The socks feature an easily memorizable lace-and-cable pattern of intertwining leaves, rising from the ground up.
These socks are knitted from the toe up in the round. The pattern features a gusset-and-flap heel construction that doesn’t require picking up stitches. Right and left socks are identical and can be worked two at a time.
The pattern is written with both metric and US terminology. Both written and charted instructions are given for the stitch patterns.
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- One size: 66 sts.
- Foot and ankle circumference: approx. 20.5 cm / 8”
- Foot length: approx. 23 cm / 9” or adjustable within pattern
- Leg length from cuff to top of heel flap: approx. 15 cm / 6” or adjustable within pattern
- Garnstudio DROPS Fabel (75% superwash merino, 25% nylon, 205 m/50 g), 2 skeins
- or approx. 365 m / 400 yd of fingering-weight sock yarn
- 2.5 mm / US 1½ DPNs or circular needle(s) for working small circumferences in the round (or size needed to obtain gauge)
- Cable needle
- Darning needle
GAUGE32 sts × 44 rnds = 10 cm / 4” in stockinette
TECHNIQUES USEDThe pattern uses the following techniques: working small circumferences in the round, lace, cables, short rows, and twisted stitches. Ability to follow charts is recommended but written instructions are also provided for the stitch patterns. Cabling without a cable needle will speed up your knitting.
The pattern assumes knowledge of some cast-on and bind-off method for toe-up socks; references are given for a couple of alternatives. The pattern also assumes knowledge of working short rows using the wrap-and-turn method.