Twining Vines by Betty Salpekar

Twining Vines

January 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
35 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches
in lace pattern on sock top
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
400 - 600 yards (366 - 549 m)
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The mirror imaging of these vines at the center front and back makes for interesting convergences and satisfying symmetry. If you hold the finished and blocked sock up to the light, the lace holes on each side line up perfectly with each other. The single-stitch column between pattern repeats is a chameleon: it undulates gracefully on the sock sides, then magically straightens up at the center front and back because of the mirror imaging.