Ines is a lace stocking knit in Ultra® Alpaca Light. It can be worn over leg warmers or tights. Its ample cuff can be scrunched down over a boot.
Approximately 9 1/2” around at top x 16 1/2” long from bottom of heel to top
Note: Lace section of sock has quite a bit of stretch
2 Hanks Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light (50 grs), #6276 Woodland Mix
2 each circular knitting needles, sizes 3 (3.00 mm) and 5 (3.75 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE
1 St holder
Safety pin for marker
24 sts = 4”; 32 rnds = 4” in Lace Pat on larger needles
TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE
These socks are worked on 2 circular needles. When changing from one needle to the other, make sure that you pick up the opposite end of the needle holding the sts you will be working. If you pick up the end of the other needle, you will wind up with all the sts on one needle and will have to divide them onto 2 needles again. It is sometimes helpful to use 2 different colored needles or to mark both ends of one needle with nail polish or a permanent marker.
When decreasing over Lace Pat, make sure that each yo is accompanied by an SSK or a k2 tog. If there are not enough sts to work an entire repeat, work the extra sts in St st.
Lace Pattern (Multiple of 12)
Rnd 1: * K1, (yo, SSK) twice, k2, (k2 tog, yo) twice, k1, rep from * around.
Rnd 2: Knit.
Rnd 3: * K2, (yo, SSK) twice, (k2 tog, yo) twice, k2, rep from * around.
Rnd 4: Knit.
Rep these 4 rnds for Lace Pat.
Sock (Make 2)
With smaller circular needle, cast on 80 sts. Divide sts evenly on 2 smaller circular needles (40 sts on each needle). Join, being careful not to twist sts. Mark for beg of rnd with pin and carry marker up. Work even in k2, p2 ribbing for 5 1/2”. Change to larger needles and k the next rnd, dec 8 sts around – 72 sts. Work even in Lace Pat until piece measures 1” below ribbing. Dec 1 st at beg and end of the next rnd. Rep this dec every 1” 11 times more. Work even until piece measures 18” from beg. Break off yarn.
Divide for Heel Flap: Slip the last 12 sts worked onto next needle (back needle) and the last 12 sts from back needle to front needle. The previous end of rnd should now be in center of back needle and there should be 24 sts on each needle. Join yarn in first st on back needle. You will now be working back and forth on back needle sts only.
Row 1 (RS): * Sl 1 WYIB, k1, rep from * across.
Row 2: Sl 1, p across. Rep these 2 rows 10 times more, end on WS.
Turn Heel: Short Rows: Row 1 (RS): Sl 1, k14, k2 tog, k1, turn – 23 sts.
Row 2 (WS): Sl 1, p5, p2 tog, p1, turn – 22 sts.
Row 3: Sl 1, k6, k2 tog, k1, turn – 21 sts.
Row 4: Sl 1, p7, p2 tog, p1, turn – 20 sts.
Row 5: Sl 1, k8, k2 tog, k1, turn – 19 sts.
Row 6: Sl 1, k9, k2 tog, k1, turn – 18 sts.
Row 7: Sl 1, k10, k2 tog, k1, turn – 17 sts.
Row 8: Sl 1, p11, p2 tog, p1, turn – 16 sts.
Row 9: Sl 1, k12, k2 tog, k1, turn – 15 sts.
Row 10: Sl 1, p13, p2 tog, p1, turn – 14 sts.
Foot: Next Rnd: K across 14 sts of heel flap, pick up and k12 sts along left edge of heel flap; work across 24 sts of front needle in Lace Pat as established, with back needle, pick up and k12 sts along right edge of heel flap – 62 sts (38 sts on back needle and 24 sts on front needle). From here, keep 24 sts on front needle in Lace Pat as established and remaining sts in St st (k EVERY rnd).
Shape Gusset: Dec Rnd: K to 3 sts before end of back needle, k2 tog, k1; work across 24 sts of front needle in Lace Pat as established; k1, SSK – 60 sts. Note: From here, beg of rnd will be beg of sts on back needle. Working in pat as established, continue to dec 1 st in this manner at each end of back needle every other rnd 6 times more – 48 sts (24 sts on each needle). Work even in pat as established until foot measures 1 1/2” less than desired length (circular needles will allow you to try on sock). Discontinue Lace Pat at this point and work all sts in St st.
Shape Toe: Dec Rnd: K1, SSK, k to last 3 sts on back needle, k2 tog, k1; k1, SSK, k to last 3 sts on front needle, k2 tog, k1 – 44 sts. Rep this dec every other rnd 12 times more – 10 sts on each needle.
Holding needles parallel to each other, weave toe sts tog using Kitchener St. Fold down ribbed cuff to outside.