The Laxo Stitch was just begging to be incorporated into a pair of socks. Laxo Socks are knit with my absolute favorite toe-up construction. The pattern includes a 45 minute long tutorial to walk you through each step of the pattern!
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Ribbing stripes are established on the top of the foot and flow into the leg. The Laxo Stitch features elongated stitches that flow in and out with a cabling technique that results in a fabric with tons of squish and elasticity. Perfect for a sock leg that you want to stay up!
280 (309, 333, 357, 383) yards [256 (283, 304, 326, 350) meters] light fingering weight yarn
Yarn I Used:
Laines du Nord, Watercolor Sock;
75% superwash Merino wool/ 25% nylon; 3.5 oz (100g)/ 458 yds (419m); col. 100
1 set US Size 1 [2.25 mm] double-pointed needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
1 US Size 1 [2.25 mm] long circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
Tapestry needle, removable stitch markers
36 stitches/44 rounds = 4 inches [10 cm] in Stockinette stitch, blocked
1 (2, 3, 4, 5)
Choose a size about 1 inch smaller around than your foot – sock should stretch to fit.
Foot circumference: 6.5 (7, 7.5, 8, 8.5) inches [16.5 (18, 19, 20.5, 21.5) cm]
(to determine foot circumference, measure around the ball of the foot)
Foot length: Adjustable to fit. You want the length of your sock to be about .5 inch [1 cm] smaller than your actual foot length, otherwise you will have a baggy sock, which Lola can’t stand!