a spicy lace pattern with decorative charm
The Chile Ristra Socks have a lace pattern that transitions from the cuff down the leg then onto the heel and into the toes. The pattern includes options for a garter or chevron cuff as well as a plain or patterned toe, ensuring that an experienced lace knitter will not have a chance to become bored and an intermediate lace knitter will find lots of opportunity to refine their skills!
The lace is only charted, so you will need to know how to read knitting charts, or be willing to attempt them, as the stitch pattern is not written out line by line.
350 (350, 560) yds heavy (medium, light) fingering yarn
(Samples shown used 2 skeins Koigu Painters Palette Premium Merino, 1 skein Mountain Colors Bearfoot, and 1 skein Schaeffer Anne)
Needles & Notions
size 2.5 US/3mm (1.5 US/2.5mm, 0 US/2mm) circular or double-pointed needles or size needed to obtain gauge
7.5″ to fit an 8″ circumference foot when measured at its widest part
7 sts = 1″ on 2.5 US/3mm
8.5 sts = 1″ on 1.5 US/2.5mm
10 sts = 1″ on 0 US/2mm
Thank you to Lara Smoot, Marianne Cant, Nachtstricker and Lindsey for test knitting, and the generous gift of their kind attention and thoughtful feedback. Without you this pattern wouldn’t be a fraction of what it has become.
Click on the button below to buy a copy of a pattern for a pair of socks at 3 different gauges perfect for any spicy sock yarn you have in your stash. It will be sent to you in a PDF file via email after payment is made. Thanks!