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Frivolous Socks Knitting Pattern Download

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Feminine. Decadent. Opulent. Each Frivolous sock starts at the toe and is decorated with an allover lattice stitch. A daring gusset pattern is a secret indulgence. The glass beads dotting the cuff add a shimmer just below the fluttering silk ribbon crowning the cuff. Slip into these remarkable beauties and you'll feel as singluar as Jane Austen's beloved character Emma Woodhouse.

While the overall look is complex, the working of these socks has been streamlined as much as possible. A small steel crochet hook is used to place a bead on individual stitches, eliminating the need to string the beads before knitting commences. The overall stitch pattern is easily memorized, and the gusset cable can be worked without a cable needle, if you choose.

Finished Size: 7 ½ (8, 8 ½)" foot circumference at ball of foot and 8 ½ (9, 9 ½)" long from back of heel to tip of toe. Socks shown measure 8".
Yarn: Yarn Love Joan of Arc (50% superwash Merino wool, 50% Tencel; 410 yd [375 m]/4 oz [113 g]): antique teal, 1 skein. (See Notes.)
Yarn Weight: #0 - Lace
Needles: Size 0 (2 mm). (See Notes.) Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Markers (m); cable needle (cn); tapestry needle; about 100 (depending on leg length) size 6° amethyst seed beads; 2 yd of 1." Wide silk ribbon; steel crochet hook size 12 (or size that easily slips through hole in bead); Fray Check (optional).
Gauge: 40 sts and 48 rnds = 4" in St st.
Originally Published:Jane Austen Knits, 2011