1800 lace top socks

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Opus 1800

Opus 1800


Lace sock in semi-solid or solid-colour 4ply (light fingering) sock yarn, with multicoloured lace top edge and contrast piping. There are two separate, fully-written patterns for knitting cuff-down and toe-up, and both patterns include options to knit the sock with a small, medium or large number of sts per row. You can further adjust the width of the sock by using one of two needle sizes. That gives a total of 2 sock-knitting methods and 5 width-adjustments. Foot length is infinitely adjustable.

Sizes: women’s small, medium and large widths. Foot length is infinitely adjustable.


Yarn: total 130g/444yd of Wollmeise 80/20 twin sock yarn 4ply (light fingering) in three colours.

  • Yarn A – 20g/66yd of a multi colourway in boldly contrasting colours (for lace top edge)
  • Yarn B – 10g/33yd of a semi-solid colourway (for piping)
  • Yarn MC – 100g/342yd of a semi-solid colourway (for main colour)

Needles: 4 dpns for cuff-down or toe-up version. An experienced knitter could substitute a pair of circulars for either version.

  • Metric: size 2.25 – 2.5mm for medium; 2.75mm for large.
  • UK and Canadian: size 13 (med); size 12 (large)
  • US: size 1-2 (med); size 2 (large)

3 stitch markers, row counter, smaller dpn/circular needle for picking up sts.


  • Medium size: 8.5 sts per inch (34 sts per 4in) in st st on 2.25 – 2.5mm needles
  • Large size: 7 sts per inch (28 sts per 4in) in st st on 2.75mm needles

tags: sock cuff knit opus knitting patterns artworks rib edging multicoloured-yarn UK Yorkshire lady ladies women womens 4ply 4 ply light fingering lace

© Linda OCarroll and Mel Browne


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