These short and very sweet beaded toe-up socks begin with my favorite round toe and feature a beaded openwork rib, a sculpturally fitted back, and just a hint of beaded ruffle at the top.
Instructions are given for the crochet hook bead method, plus how to work heel stitch over the heel turn stitches, and how to make toe-up length adjustments based on individual row gauge.
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Sport weight sock yarn, approximately 350 yds, such as A Verb for Keeping Warm Annapurna or String Theory Caper Sock (80% superwash merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon, 4 oz/385 yds) - 1 skein. Samples are shown in Annapurna in The Peacock’s Wild Plume and Caper Sock in Light Teal.
Cuff to heel 3-3/4”/9.5 cm
To fit foot circumference 7-1/2 (8-1/2, 9-1/2)”/19 (21.5, 24) cm
Option for high instep (see Pattern Notes).
34 sts and 48 rows = 4”/10cm in Stockinette Stitch (knit every round)
Knitting needles: US 1 (2.25mm), set of 4 double pointed needles, 2 circular needles, or 1 long circular needle, or size to obtain gauge
Removable stitch markers
Seed beads: Approximately 208 (276, 344) size 6/0 seed beads or 4 mm megatama beads.
Crochet hook: US 13 or 14 (0.6 or 0.75 mm)