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Cromulent 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.

cromulent (adj.) - acceptable or legitimate

Calling something “cromulent” may seem a bit like damning with faint praise, but the word itself is so lovely that I think it accidentally intensifies itself. That’s kind of like socks with a particularly good stitch pattern. A sock is a fairly ordinary thing, but give it a little decoration and suddenly it seems much more interesting.

The Cromulent Socks are knit from the cuff down with a twisted 1x1 ribbed cuff and a a soothing stitch pattern of eight stitches over four rows. My favorite detail, though, is the Eye of the Partridge texture on the heel flap. I love when structural things like a reinforced heel flap can also be interesting to look at. These cromulent little bits of knitting will work up quickly and keep you cozy.

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 Moonflower

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 (685KB)

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