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Yarn: Fingering weight, approximately 3.5 oz./100 g; actual yarn usage depends on size made and length of foot
Shown in Fibernymph Dye Works Bounce (80% superwash merino/20% nylon, 400yds./366 m per 3.5 oz./100 g skein) in Good’n Plenty, one skein

Needles: US 1 (2.25 mm), or size needed to obtain gauge

Gauge: 32 stitches and 48 rounds = 4 in./10 cm in stockinette stitch in the round

Sizes: Adult S (M, L), to fit foot circumference of 8 (9, 10) in./20.5 (23, 25.5) cm

I love knitting with self-striping sock yarn, but sometimes it doesn’t play so nicely with stitch patterns -- and let’s be honest, there’s only so many plain stockinette socks one can knit before getting bored. These socks arose from a desire to do something interesting and unusual with a skein of self-striping yarn (though they’d look just as nice in a solid, semisolid, or variegated yarn).

Knit from the cuff down, these socks have a simultaneous heel flap and gusset, both of which are worked in the round. After the heel is turned, a flap is worked under the heel to decrease the extra stitches. The ribbed diamond on the instep is then completed before finishing the foot and working a wide toe.

Because these socks can be knit using any type of needles suitable for working in the round, specific needle numbers are not given in the pattern. Rather, you will need to be aware of which stitches constitute the front of the leg and instep and which make up the back of the leg, heel, and sole.


© Sarah Jordan

© Sarah Jordan

© Sarah Jordan
 
 
Diamond Divide Socks
by Sarah Jordan
Published inKnit/Wit
CraftKnitting
CategoryFeet / Legs → Socks → Mid-calf
PublishedJune 2015
Suggested yarn Fibernymph Dye Works Bounce
In my stash Bounce
Yarn weight Fingering (14 wpi) ?
Gauge32 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch in the round
Needle sizeUS 1 - 2.25 mm
Yardage400 yards (366 m)
Sizes availableSmall (Medium, Large), to fit foot circumference of 8 (9, 10) in./20.5 (23, 25.5) cm
Languages English
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I love knitting with self-striping sock yarn, but sometimes it doesn’t play so nicely with stitch patterns -- and let’s be honest, there’s only so many plain stockinette socks one can knit before getting bored. These socks arose from a desire to do something interesting and unusual with a skein of self-striping yarn (though they’d look just as nice in a solid, semisolid, or variegated yarn).

Knit from the cuff down, these socks have a simultaneous heel flap and gusset, both of which are worked in the round. After the heel is turned, a flap is worked under the heel to decrease the extra stitches. The ribbed diamond on the instep is then completed before finishing the foot and working a wide toe.

Because these socks can be knit using any type of needles suitable for working in the round, specific needle numbers are not given in the pattern. Rather, you will need to be aware of which stitches constitute the front of the leg and instep and which make up the back of the leg, heel, and sole.

The following stitches and skills are used in the pattern:
  • knit and purl, working flat and in the round
  • yarnover increases
  • basic decreases (ssk, k2tog, p2tog)
  • short rows (for heel flap)
The listed amount of yarn needed to complete the pattern is an estimate; your actual yarn usage will depend on the length of your foot. While most people will be able to get a pair of socks out of 100 g of sock yarn, you should make sure you have enough yarn for your project.

Printing Guide
This pattern is on the long side in order to accommodate the charts and written equivalents for all sizes. If you plan to print the pattern, you may wish to print only the pages pertinent to your size. Please see the list below for the page numbers needed for each size.
If working from charts:
Small: 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8
Medium: 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 9
Large: 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 10
If working from written instructions:
Small: 1, 2, 3, 11, 13, 14
Medium: 1, 2, 3, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15
Large: 1, 2, 3, 12, 13, 15, 16

This pattern has been professionally tech edited.
You will get a PDF (2MB) file
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