summer fun sock

do you see golf tees? or ice cream cones?
or maybe you’d like to work toe-up and watch the Eiffel tower emerge from your needles . . .
that’s the fun—this pattern is whatever you see in it, and even qualifies for the man lace series
(but we won’t tell; we know that’s just for our fun).
sized for everyone from baby to adult, the airy pattern offers a trim fit that lets the breeze in, and features a slip-stitch heel that will take the wear and tear of summer activities.

Summer Fun Sock
shown here in Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock, colorway, Khaki.

  • pattern price: $5.00US (ohio residents please add $.30 sales tax)
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  • Suggested Yarns: Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock, Fearless Fibers Classic Merino Sock yarn, Briar Rose Grandma’s Blessing, Woolen Rabbit Merino Superwash, Koigu KPM, Fleece Artist Merino Sock, Socks that Rock Light, GGH Merino Soft, Cherry Tree Hill Supersock, or any sock yarn which has approximately 425 yards to 4 ounces.
  • Notes: A summery sock in five sizes with an openwork pattern that extends down the leg and over the top of the foot. Whether construed as a motif of golf tees or ice cream cones, this airy sock is perfect for summer when knit in a fine yarn. Easily converted to toe-up construction, the pattern reverses to reveal a motif of tiny Eiffel towers.
    Note: the openwork stitch creates a fabric with a little more give; thus the finished size of this sock is slightly narrower than normal, but will stretch more to fit. Stitch count may be adjusted for in-between sizes (see pattern notes).
  • Finished Size: XS(S, M, L, XL), to fit feet measuring up to 4.5(6, 7.5, 9, 10.5)�?
    finished sock measurements = 3(4.5, 6, 7.5, 9) inches
  • yarn requirements: 200(250, 300, 350, 425) yds of sock yarn which has approximately 425 yds per 4 ounces
    note: heavier yarn and larger needles may be used; adjust choice of size to compensate for larger gauge.
  • Gauge: 32 sts and 48 rows = 4�? in stockinette
  • Needles: DPNs size 1 (2.25 mm), or size to obtain gauge

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on page 1, the row-by row openwork pattern does not match the chart, and is missing row 2! the pattern should read:
Begin Openwork Pattern (see page 4 for charted pattern)
Rnd 1: *p1, yo, p2tog, p3* repeat from * to * around
Rnd 2 through 6: *p1, k1, P4* repeat from * to * around
Rnd 7: *p4, yo, p2tog* repeat from * to * around
Rnd 8 through 12: *p4, k1, p1* repeat from * to * around

21 Responses to “summer fun sock”

  1. Kirsten says:

    So cute! I totally see golf balls on tees – but I have been a little golf obsessed lately!

  2. Josiane says:

    And I still totally see ice cream cones!

  3. Romi says:

    Hmmmmmmmm. Ice cream cones. 🙂

  4. Teyani says:

    you know, ice cream cones sound delicious to me, so there you are – besides, not playing golf, it never comes to mind…. mostly I just think they are awesome!
    great job Anne – we’ll add these to the other ones we promote please 🙂

  5. Vicki says:

    Great sock. Clever woman!

  6. Karen S says:

    Ice cream cones 😉 But that’s just my hunger for summer and ice talking. Really adorable socks!

  7. Helen says:

    Lovely socks Anne. Another one for my to knit list. Blissful knitting

  8. Donna says:

    Definately icecream cones!!

  9. Donna says:

    Definitely icecream cones!!

  10. Heide says:

    Beautiful design. Mmmm, ice cream. I’m thinking strawberry and pink yarn.

  11. Sulafaye says:

    I’ll take either one! Both say summer to me, and these socks are really cute.

  12. karen says:

    I see comets, personally! heh.

  13. Laura says:

    I see golf tees with golf balls on them. Hem. LOL Great socks!

  14. Cindy says:

    That is one neat sock pattern. Looks so good on, too. Once again, Anne, you amaze me.

  15. Karen B. says:

    I’m with Laura: they look like golf ball tees to me! You’ve scored another winner with this Very nice “man lace” pattern.

  16. Kim says:

    Oooohhhh……..I LOVE this one!!!

  17. Tonia says:

    I see golf tee shaped ice cream cones. 🙂

    Awesome socks!!

  18. LizKnits says:

    I see tornados… can you tell I lived in tornado alley for some time? [grin]

  19. Debbie says:

    Oh, I see tornados! Oh, I just noticed that the previous commentor did too! Haaving lived in the Midwest, that’s all I see! Nice socks, as always!

  20. janna says:

    So cute, even if they are covered in tiny tornados! 😉

  21. Wanda says:

    Very nice pattern. They look like ice cream cones to me!