Arques Sock by Rich Ensor
A top down sock in eight sizes that can be worked in both fingering and sport weight yarns. The pattern features a textured background interrupted by two curvy lace ribs on either side of the socks. The lace ribs start in the cuff
and begin their meandering down the leg. Designed with a standard slipped stitch heel flap and gusset, the heel can be replaced with any heel technique preferred by the knitter without altering the lace and textured pattern.
Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size and elasticity.
Suggested Yarns: Better Breakfast Fingering, Ghillie Sock, Stone Soup Fingering, Ginny Sport, or Cooper Sport
Fingering: 5.75(6.25, 6.75, 7.25, 7.75, 8.25, 8.75, 9.25) inches in circumference (unstretched) to fit
feet measuring up to 6.75(7.25, 7. 75, 8.25, 8.75, 9.25, 9.75, 10.25) inches
Sport: 6.5(7, 7.75, 8.25, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5) inches in circumference (unstretched) to fit feet measuring up to 7.5(8, 8.75, 9.25, 10, 10.5, 11, 11.5) inches
Note: to fit around the widest point of the foot, at the base of the toes
Yarn Requirements: 280 to 440 yards, depending on circumference and foot length
32 sts and 48 rows = 4 inches in stockinette
32 sts and 48 rows = 4 inches in pattern
28 sts and 40 rows = 4 inches in stockinette
28 sts and 40 rows = 4 inches in pattern
Needles: size 1.5US (2.5 mm) needles for working in the round (or size to obtain correct gauge)