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Lucida Socks

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This pattern has been tech edited. It includes a second PDF accessible for knitters with low vision, following guidelines from Ravelry's Accessible Patterns group.

“Lucida” refers to the brightest star in any given constellation. During wintertime, the stars feel extra bright in the crisp, cold, night air, so that almost every star feels like it could be a lucida. The eyelets dancing up and down the front and back of these socks are meant to mimic a night sky dusted with twinkling stars.

These socks are knit from the cuff down with a 1x1 twisted rib cuff. They feature a center panel of lace and cables that runs down the front and back of the sock. The heel is constructed with a classic heel flap and gusset for the snuggest and most customizable fit, and the socks end with a wedge toe.

SIZES
S, M, L

Finished sock dimensions: 7” (18 cm), 8” (20 cm), 9” (23 cm) circumference (Note: most people like their socks snug, so choose a finished sock size that is slightly smaller than your actual foot)

MATERIALS
Fingering weight yarn, 300-380 yds (274-348 m)

Sample shown knit in Louise Robert Super Sock, 75% Merino SW, 25% Nylon, 437 yds (400 m) per 3.5 oz (100 g)

GAUGE
4” (10 cm) square = 34 stitches x 41 rows in stockinette

NEEDLES
One set of needles for your preferred style of small-circumference knitting in a size to match gauge listed above

Suggested needle size: US 1.5 (2.5 mm)

TOOLS
One stitch marker for beginning of round; optional additional markers between pattern repeats
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

SKILL LEVEL
Intermediate

Techniques: cables, increases, decreases, knitting in the round
You will get the following files:
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