The Lucida Socks were previously only available to subscribers of the Biscotte Sock Club. Now, I’m able to share this pattern with everybody, and I’m so excited.
Read on for more information about where to find the pattern for the Lucida Socks, the materials you’ll need, and more.
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About the Lucida Socks
“Lucida” refers to the brightest star in any given constellation. During wintertime, the stars feel extra bright in the crisp, cold, night air, so that almost every star feels like it could be a lucida. The eyelets dancing up and down the front and back of these socks are meant to mimic a night sky dusted with twinkling stars.
These socks are knit from the cuff down with a 1×1 twisted rib cuff. They feature a center panel of lace and cables that runs down the front and back of the sock. The heel is constructed with a classic heel flap and gusset for the snuggest and most customizable fit, and the socks end with a wedge toe.
Easy Shopping List
In case you want to knit these socks using the exact materials I did, here is a shopping list with easy links for you. Some of these are affiliate links, which means if you choose to buy something through those links, I’ll receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I will always identify affiliate links for you. Thanks for supporting my work!
Chiaogoo US Size 4 (3.5 mm) circular needles (affiliate link)
The DPNs I’ve used since 2009 (affiliate link)
Stitch markers (budget option) (affiliate link)
Stitch markers (fancy option) (affiliate link)
Lucida Socks Details and Specs
Here are all the nitty gritty details about the Lucida Socks including their dimensions, materials, needles, gauge, and more.
|SIZES||S, M, L Finished sock dimensions: 7” (18 cm), 8” (20 cm), 9” (23 cm) circumference (Note: most people like their socks snug, so choose a finished sock size that is slightly smaller than your actual foot)|
|MATERIALS||Fingering weight yarn, 300-380 yds (274-348 m) Sample shown knit in Louise Robert Super Sock, 75% Merino SW, 25% Nylon, 437 yds (400 m) per 3.5 oz (100 g)|
|GAUGE||4” (10 cm) square = 34 stitches x 41 rows in stockinette|
|NEEDLES||One set of needles for your preferred style of small-circumference knitting in a size to match gauge listed above Suggested needle size: US 1.5 (2.5 mm)|
|TOOLS||One stitch marker for beginning of round; optional additional markers between pattern repeats Tapestry needle for weaving in ends|
|SKILL LEVEL||Intermediate Techniques: cables, increases, decreases, knitting in the round, Kitchener stitch grafting|
If You Like the Lucida Socks, You’ll Also Like…
The Creme Brulee Socks, which also feature front and back textured panels but use a no-wrap short-row heel.
The Prograde Orbit Mitts, which have lots of tiny cables like the small cables in the Lucida Socks.
The Amicus Socks, which combine both cables and eyelets but in a very different style.