feather lace stitch closeup image
I was looking for a cute lace pattern for my short toe-up socks and I came across this lace pattern. I love the details of it and decided to use it on the top portion of my sock. The pattern is not really hard but one mush really keeps track of each row carefully. A row counter is a MUST for this pattern.
If you're interested in making a pair of socks like the one I made. You can follow Wendy's toe up sock or Wendy's generic sock instruction. I knitted the lace part over 31 sts ( I added on one extra sts to fit pattern requirement) on the top portion of the sock and then picked up another 30 sts after forming the heal part. Then I knitted all of the the 61 sts in feather lace for about an inch. Then I decreased on st, and made 2X2 ribbing for 1/2 inch. Finished off with stretchy bind off.
This feather lace is also great for Summer scarf project or lace skirt. Whichever you want to used it for will look wonderful, I think.
This is my first pair of toe up socks I made for myself. I made a pair before these for my friend.
Multiple of 6 + 1
1st row (right side): K1, *yf, k2tog tbl, k1, k2tog, yf, k1; rep from * to end.
2nd row and every alternate row: Purl.
3rd row: K1, *yf, k1, sl 1, k2tog, psso, k1, yf, k1; rep from * to end.
5th row: K1, *k2tog, yf, k1, yf, k2tog tbl, k1; rep from * to end.
7th row: K2tog, *[ k1, yf ] twice, k1, sl 1, k2tog, psso; rep from * to last 5 sts,
[ k1, yf ] twice, k1, k2tog tbl.
8th row: Purl
Repeat these 8 rows.
Note: When knitting in round change 2nd row and every alternate row to KNIT.
k = knit
p = purl
yf = yarn forward or yarn over
k2tog = knit the two sts together
k2tog tbl = knit the two sts together through back loops (if you find this too hard to manage, you can do slip,slip,knit instead. It a little more easier to manipulate especially with smaller yarn. The end result is the same.
sl 1 = slip 1 st (in this case knitwise)
psso = pass over (pass the slip st over the st just knitted)