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Errant Ankles Lace Socks with Cuff Variation
A lace-cuff-only variation of the original HeartStrings knitting pattern #A67
This is a simple variation of the original Errant Ankles Lace Sock pattern, using the lace stitch pattern of the Errant Ankles Lace Socks on the top of the sock only, and the remainder of the sock in a wide rib with plain heel. The sock can be worn either of two ways to produce totally different looks.
I knit these socks from yarn I hand spun. The fiber is the Golden Fleece blend of organic brown cotton and merino wool. It feels so good, and
is a lovely natural warm color.
This is a pithy explanation of the pattern instruction substitutions:
- Cast on and begin sock as in pattern.
- Work Leg Pattern #1 for 24 rnds (instead of 16).
- Substitute for Mock cuff ridge the following single rnd:
Rnd 1: k. (this is for a turning ridge when the cuff is folded down)
- Continue on leg for 8 rnds with *p2, k5* ribbing.
- Decrease around with *p2tog, k5*.
- Continue on leg for 16 rnds with *p1, k5* ribbing.
- Work plain heel; turn heel as in pattern.
- Work gusset and foot as in pattern, except continue instep/top of foot in *p1, k5* ribbing.
- Complete toe as in pattern.
As you can see in the photo, the socks can be worn either of two ways (but probably not at the same time <g>). The first way is worn pulled up to show off the lacy edged top. The ridge line does not show, and the pattern flows uninterrupted from lace into ribbing. The second way is with the sock turned down at the ridge line, and worn as a lace anklet. In either case, the decrease in width from p2,k5 to p1,k5 ribbing allows the sock to hug the ankle, as well as decrease bulk when worn with the cuff turned down.
For more about the original pattern, see Errant Ankles Lace Socks.
If you like multi-color socks or mismatched sets, see this Fraternal 2-Color variation.
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