Thursday, January 10, 2019

Back in the Lineup

A while ago I removed this pattern from my Ravelry shop. I'm not even sure why, but since I made the Brookline cardigan free on Ravelry, I've been getting requests for the sock pattern. Here it is.

If you choose to knit these fun socks, DON'T do what I did. I used the leftover yarn from my Brookline cardigan, the lovely Sandnesgarn Babyull. It's 100% merino, no nylon. The socks were (note the past tense) equally lovely, but lasted about 10 minutes before the heels wore out. I guess I'd better indulge in a new pair. And I have this in mind for them.

It's Tanis Fiber Arts' sock yarn, a soft pink/grey. Perfect.
On an unrelated note, I took a pic of this 19C wall while out walking yesterday.

It's calling to me to design something. I'm just not sure what yet...


  1. Thank you for this and for all your lovely patterns Elizabeth.

  2. I love this sock so much! So pretty. IsI lilo to make a pair. Any suggestions for a ladies sz 11?

  3. You would need to add at least another repeat to the pattern stitch and adjust the stitch count accordingly. There will be a bit more decreasing to do at the gusset, and you'll have to do a tiny bit of math to adjust the number of heel stitches. If you have knitted socks before, and understand basic sock proportions it shouldn't be difficult.

  4. How many stitches would cover that extra repeat? I came up with 8. Would I cast on 64? Ive made a few socks. I just want to make sure I start out on the right, er, foot 😁

    1. Yes, 8 would be right. I'm not sure how it will play out with the top-of-the-foot decreasing, but it should be OK (I think--it's been more than 6 years since I made these). Good luck, and let me know how things turn out.

  5. Thanks, Liz! I have a couple of finishes to deal with, them I'll give these a try. I think I'm about ready to make another Buttonbox, too 😁