I skimmed due to time constraints...but if I understand..this is so you can make ANY of your socks look lacey? SO AWESOME. I love lace socks but I can't find ANY around here and they're so expensive online. I will have to make a few of these with different colors and wear them with all my socks! Why didn't I think of this!? you're tutorials are super great. Really helpful. Great work!
Thanks for the suggestion! ^_^ This tutorial was originally written as a Lolita fashion request and in that style they are known as sock toppers and generally worn just to jazz up knee high socks. They definitely could be used as non-functional garters though and in the context of the photo being worn on the thigh it does make sense as another use so I'll have to update the description. Thanks!
Simply because they're not functional and worn above the knee makes them any less of a sock garter - most people that wear garters now usually aren't wearing them for any functional reason no matter what type of fashion they're being worn with. Either way, cute design and a well put together tutorial no matter what it's called.