Reptilian Lace by Sivia Harding

Reptilian Lace

January 2006
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
36 stitches and 46 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch in the round
US 1 - 2.25 mm
430 yards (393 m)
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Take a trip to the wild side in these beaded cable and lace socks. Not for the faint of heart!

I was inspired to do these socks by some Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in an earthy colorway and some platinum beads from Earth Faire. They are knit on 2 circular needles from the top down.

For these lizardy socks, the beads are placed on plain knit rows and left to rest between stitches, a rather easy beading technique. Subtle ribbing between the lace motifs keeps them up nicely.