Learn how to be happy with what you have
while you pursue all that you want.~~Jim Rohn
Inspired by Early Spring, this pair of lacey floral buds anklets is a toe-up sock that begins with a magical cast-on and continues with a whirlwind toe. Lacey floral buds cover the instep while the sole & gusset are worked in stockinette stitch. What I love about this fearless pair is its unique short-row heel design that does not require picking up stitches. Modified folded picot edge is actually quite simple. Knit 4 rows (or # of your choice), knit a row of yarn over, knit 2 together stitches, knit 4 more rows and then fold the cuff in half and knit stitches together from first row of picot edge with current row.
PATTERN: Modified Early Spring by Janice Kang
NEEDLES: US #0; one 40″ Addi Turbo Circular Needles
YARN: South West Trading Company TOFUtsies Tip Toes (Cherry Pink), .40 skein
MODIFICATION: Magical Cast-on 12 stitches; whirlwind toe. Once reached 64 stitches, begin foot chart pattern. Folded Picot Edge.
COMMENTS: Short-row heel is differed than what I’m accustomed to…but, very enjoyable and easy to comprehend. I highly recommend this one-day to-go project to all sock addicts. (Cast on on July 6 and flew off needles on July 7.)
The pattern is very lovely, flows smoothly, and is very easy to memorize (8 stitches total). Not only converting 4-needle setup to a magic loop is a breeze, there was no rip in the process, not a single error…it is a miracle…or just a great written design by Janice.