Heliotrope

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My ‘Heliotrope’ lace socks pattern is featured in the sock supplement of The Knitter Issue 70, along with a sweet pair of yellow socks by Rachel Coopey, and some adaptable ’10 stitch socks’ by Liz Lovick.

Worked from the toe up, this sock pattern is a juicy one to get stuck into, with it’s pattern of leaves, cables and open knot stitches extending neatly up into the cuff.

‘Heliotrope’ were designed with Artesano Definition sock yarn, which has since been discontinued, however West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4ply is a great substitute and have a similar shade. It’s a really fun pattern to get stuck into, as each repeat is so large, you’re done in no time. The original yarn really is what it says it is, the stitches really pop and are well defined. And I love the colour!

I’m really pleased with this sock design and how the cables flow nicely into the pattern. Worked from the toe up, the heart pattern flows up the front of the foot, and the chain-like cables run up from the heel.

Worked from the toe up, this sock pattern is a juicy one to get stuck into, with it’s pattern of leaves, cables and open knot stitches extending neatly up into the cuff.

SIZES
To Fit Foot Circumference
S-M (M-L) 20 (23)cm 7.75 (9)in
Actual Foot Circumference
19 (21)cm 7.25 (8.25)in

YARN
Sample uses
Artesano Definition Sock (4ply weight, 75% superwash merino, 25% polyamide, 100g/400m/437yds)
1 skein of of Gold (302)
Please note this yarn has been discontinued. A good substitute would be West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4ply (4ply weight, 75% superwash wool, 25% nylon, 100g/400m/437yds)

NEEDLES AND NOTIONS
A set of 2.25mm (UK 13/US 1) double pointed needles (DPNs) or a 2.25mm (UK 13/US 1) circular needle, 60cm long (for Magic Loop method)
A set of 2.75mm (UK 12/US 2) double pointed needles (DPNs) or a 2.75mm (UK 12/US 2) circular needle, 60cm long (for Magic Loop method)
Stitch marker Cable needle

TENSION
32 sts and 41 rounds to 10x10cm (4x4in) over patt using 2.25mm (UK 13/US 1) needles