Lickety Split by Pinpilan Wangsai

Lickety Split

May 2006
Kanebo Caprice
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
452 yards (413 m)
Women's Medium [Men's Medium]
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This pattern is available for free.

Finished measurements: To fit foot circumference 8 10 inches

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These socks were based on the sewn tabi socks worn traditionally in Tokyo where I live. Made of cute fabrics and worn with a pair of wooden getas they are the perfect finish for kimono, but being a knitter I immediately thought ‘hmm.. I can knit these.’

The result is a slightly modern twist on the tabi socks, knitting eliminates the seams on the bottom of the feet and make for a better fit, I added a mock seam down the back of the foot like the ones a sewn pair would have so you can add a row of buttons for that extra cuteness factor.

The heels and toes are done in contrasting colour so the eyes are drawn to the unusual toes. I also added an intarsia design on the ankles for a bit of spice.

These socks are done toe up so the tricky part is out of the way early and you are left with only the fun bits. Enjoy!