|The corset-like lacing up the back of the leg allows for an adjustable custom fit without complicated pattern shaping. A solid sole, toe, and heel lend practicality to an otherwise fabulously frivolous sock.
DESIGNER Brenda K. B. Anderson
FINISHED SIZE 9″ circumference at top of calf (adjustable with lacing at back of leg), 16″ leg length, 8 1/2″ ankle and foot circumference, 8 (8 1/2, 9 1/4, 10)” sole length designed to fit US Women’s shoe size 5-6.5 (7-8.5, 9-10.5, 11-12.5). Length is adjustable. Sample shown is for 9 1/4″ long foot.
YARN Brown Sheep Company Wildfoote Luxury Sock Yarn (75% washable wool, 25% nylon; 215 yd [197 m]/1 3/4 oz [50 g]): #SY50 rosebud, 2 (3, 3, 3) skeins. Note: you will only need a small amount of the 3rd skein for the middle 2 sizes.
HOOK Size B/1 (2.25 mm) and D/3 (3.25 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
NOTIONS St markers (m); yarn needle; 2 pieces of 1/4″ grosgrain ribbon, each cut to 3 yd.
GAUGE Lace patt top-of-foot directions through Row 12 = 4 1/4″ wide and 4″ tall with smaller hook. 20 sts and 17 rows = 4″ in esc worked in turned rows with larger hook.