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Bricolage Socks

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This pattern has been tech edited and test knitted. It includes a second PDF accessible for knitters with low vision, following guidelines from Ravelry's Accessible Patterns group.

bricolage (n.) - a construction made of whatever materials are at hand; something created from a variety of available things.

The lace columns on these socks feel very higgledy-piggledy to me in a satisfying sort of way, much like old houses that are leaning a bit to the side. Although they’re technically knit from just one yarn, all the different stitch textures in these socks make them look like they’ve been assembled from a curious hodgepodge of bits and bobs.

Don’t let the texture fool you, though—you’re mostly working with slipped stitches, knits and purls, and yarnovers. The Bricolage Socks are designed using just eight stitches repeated over six rows, so you’ll have the stitch pattern memorized in no time and can zip along as quickly as you please.

S, M, L

Finished sock dimensions: 8” (20.5 cm), 9.25” (23.5 cm), 10.25” (26 cm) circumference (Note: most people like their socks snug, so choose a finished sock size that is slightly smaller than your actual foot)

Sport weight yarn, 230 (262, 295) yds / 211 (240, 270) m

Sample shown knit in Camellia Fiber Co. CFC Merino Sport, 100% merino wool, 325 yds (297 m) per 3.5 oz (100 g), colorway Bisque

4” (10 cm) square = 28 stitches and 36 rows in stockinette after blocking

One set of needles for your preferred style of small-circumference knitting in a size to match gauge listed above

Suggested needle size: US 4 (3.5 mm)

One stitch marker for beginning of round; optional additional markers between pattern repeats
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends


Techniques: decreases, knitting in the round, Kitchener stitch grafting
You will get the following files:
  • PDF (965KB)
  • PDF (671KB)