Doily socks 

I saw these socks on Ravelry, and had to make them.  It is a free pattern titled “Grun ist die Hoffnung”  by Stephanie van der Linen.  The July Mystery socks, my Maraschino Cherry are both finished through Clue#3, and are sitting waiting for the last clue.    I called these the Doily Socks because the front is made as a separate flat square, starting at the center, and they very much look like the doily’s that my mother makes.

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This is the second phase, where you knit the top piece, and start a short tow toe.

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Then, you turn the toe, and knit a front stitch to the back at the end of each row.

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I have done a short tow heel, and am finishing up the cuff.  These are going to be low socks.  I normally am not a fan of the short row heel, as it pulls tight across the instep, but, this lace pattern has a lot of give to it.