Poppy sock details

Remember the poppy sock? The one which brought back all those childhood memories? It is done, and ready to go to my friend, who will knit it a mate!

Pattern: Leaf Lace Socks by Susan Lawrence from Vogue Knitting’s The Ultimate Sock Book.

Yarn: Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock in poppy (50ns, 2 skeins), from Linda’s store. Hands down my favorite LL colorway to date!

Needles: Susan Bates US 0 dpns, set of 5 (these ones).

It’s quite a beautiful pattern, isn’t it? All about the details: right up my alley!


We start out with the pretty picot cuff, and go on to the swirling lace along the instep.


I love the simple lace patterning on the back of the leg – it’s easy to knit, but adds a lot of interest. The eye of partridge heel fits in perfectly with the rest of the sock.

I hope my friend appreciates all these little details as much as I do! I’m quite certain at least the color will be a hit!

A word about the book (since I haven’t seen it mentioned too much) – Vogue’s Sock Book reminds me of Sensational Knitted Socks, but with much cooler sock patterns. For instance, this pattern is unique and beautiful, and I’ve already cast on for the gorgeous Bavarian Socks for my grandma!


45 thoughts on “Poppy sock details

  1. Jessica Marie

    Pretty pretty. The back of the leg really is attractive. Nice color too, supposedly it’s universally flattering; I love green so much I tend to forget about the others.

  2. Kristy

    Very pretty sock! I really like all of the details. I was wondering about that book– looks like I’ll need to add it to my wish list.

  3. Ashley

    Interesting–that Vogue book has some bad reviews on Amazon (of the “riddled with errors” type”)–did you notice any?

    The color is fanTASTIC. Love it.

  4. charli

    Thanks for your thoughts on the Vogue sock book. I’m a brand new sock knitter, and I don’t think SKS is great for us very beginners (others have said this as well). I was wondering, have you seen Ann Budd’s new sock book? The one that’s supposed to be a basic book on learning socks?


  5. jody

    very pretty. i like how the shaded yarn shows up so vividly in the heel. great choice to give to another knitter too — that lace-cable is very similar to the one in loksins!, which is probably my most favorite-to-knit pair of socks i’ve made.

  6. kris

    oooh i love it! fantastic colour and beautiful pattern. i must definitely get my hands on that book soon, don’t know what’s taken me so long 😀

  7. Carolyn

    Fabulous! Love the colour. I just had that books in my hands at the book store. I did a quick flip, but maybe I need to go look again…what a great pattern;)

  8. Shawnee

    Too cool…you inspire me to be a better sock knitter! I’m really enjoying the Vogue sock book…lots of info there.

  9. Trine

    What a gorgeous sock.. After seeing a (yet another) finished pair of socks, I’m dying to try out Lorna’s Laces. It’s just so expensive here.. But I guess that it wouldn’t be much different ordering it internationally, having to pay postage and stuff..

    But really, gorgeous socks. And thanks for the tip on the book, too!!

  10. Amy

    Gorgeous! I might just have to check out the Vogue sock book, I like the info in SKS, but the patterns are only “meh” for me.

  11. Sophia

    That is one beautiful sock! Hmm….I have some LL Poppy in my stash at this very moment! {must cast on tonight…} what is it about knitters that we must knit every thing we see????

  12. kerry

    Oh, those socks bring back memories of when I used to live in Austria. We wore socks just like those when we wore our dirndl costumes.

  13. maryse

    that’s beautiful. i hope i’m not that “friend.” not because i don’t love the sock, but because there’s no way i could replicate it’s loveliness.

  14. Katie

    The sock is beautiful! Thanks for the book recommendation; I like Sensational Knitted Socks, and I’m adding this one to my xmas list. 🙂

  15. Susan B

    That book is on my list too.

    I didn’t look at the patterns too carefully, as I really want it for the stitch dictionary portion.

    But that sock is stunning.

  16. Maryse

    Wow! They are absolutely pretty… Knitting socks scares me, but I will have to try it one day. Thanks for all the details shown in the pictures. It is a pretty pattern indeed!

  17. Amy


    I’d been ogling the Vogue sock book recently, but thus far have been able to hold out… you’re making this very difficult for me!

    Those are some gorgeous socks.. great job!

  18. Villagecrone

    WOW !!! They are beautiful. I saw them in the Vogue book and was contemplating them for a friend.

    I love the Vogue book. Not only great patterns but ideas to design your own socks.

    A great beginner sock book is ‘I Can’t Believe I’m Knitting Socks’ Leisure Arts is the publisher and the designs are by Cindy Guggemos.

  19. Vifslan

    Oh, they’re gorgeous! I’m not much of a “socks person” – I very rarely find a pattern I like, but this is exquisite. I’ve got to get my hands on it!

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