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Two Ways About It Beaded Socks

HeartStrings knitting pattern #S34

Bejewel your feet in these lovely beaded lace socks. There are many ways to incorporate beads while knitting. These socks use two different ways; thus, they are a good way to experience the two methods side-by-side in the same design and learn the merits of each.

Two Ways About It Beaded Socks - front view
Back of sock showing 'faux' seamline and transition into reinforced heel
Two Ways About It Beaded Socks - back view
Front of sock showing transition into top of foot
Number of projects for this pattern that are posted on Ravelry

The lace pattern on the leg of the sock has a lot of give, so it conforms nicely to the shapeliest of legs. Slimming columns of beads frame the silhouette of the lace diamonds on the front of the leg, while the column of beads at center back simulates the look of a high-fashion seamed stocking. 1-1 ribbing transitions from cuff into the beaded lace pattern, then is re-introduced as the ankle approaches and continues down the top of the foot as it takes over the instep sts where the lace diamond motif ends. These socks not only are a pleasure to look at, but they will also wear well with their reinforced slip-stitch heels and toes.

Although the knitting is not terribly difficult, there is almost always something interesting going on. So plan to focus some attention while knitting these and enjoy the process.

Stitch Details

Two Ways About It Beaded Socks - back of sock leg and heel

Back of sock showing 'faux' seamline and transition into reinforced heel

Two Ways About It Beaded Socks - front of sock and instep transition

Front of sock showing transition into top of foot

Sizing: adult small (medium, large)
Yarn: 300 - 425 yards fingering weight
Suggested needles: US 0 (1 ,2) / 2.0 (2.25, 2.75) mm
Gauge: 32 (30, 28) stitches = 4 inches
Glass seed beads: 8 g each of sizes 8/0 and 6/0; i.e. 3 mm and 4 mm diameter
Other notions:
small crochet hook
bead stringing needle
tapestry needle
Pictured model: Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock color #1ns Pink Blossum; Miyuki 8/0 beads color #256D Transparent Dark Amber AB and 6/0 beads color #257 Transparent Dark Topaz AB
Stitch instructions: charted and written
Skill level: intermediate
Special techniques used and described:
placing a bead with a crochet hook
knitting a pre-strung bead in front of a slipped stitch
left-leaning double decrease
mirrored right-leaning double decrease

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Thank you for interest. I am here to serve you and help keep your knitting a pleasurable experience. If you have questions or need assistance with purchasing or knitting my HeartStrings patterns, let me know. Sincerely, Jackie E-S

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