This toe-up sock is really a ribbed design, but with a difference - the gusset springs out of the central column, giving the socks their distinctive diagonal appearance.
A word of warning - Because the diagonals pull the fabric in and make it less stretchy, the socks are sized with very little negative ease, please bear that in mind when choosing your size, don’t just think of the number of stitches you would normally use for a ribbed sock. You may need to give them a little tug to get them on, though once they’re on they fit perfectly. There are tips for how to add some extra “give” around the instep if you have particularly high insteps or think that this will bother you.
Sizes - measured around mid-foot
- Small - 7” (17.75cm)
- Medium - 8” (20.25cm)
- Large - 9” (22.75cm)
Instructions for the pattern are both charted and fully written out so you can choose which you prefer.
Gauge - 8 sts x 11 rows = 1 inch/ 2.5cm in stocking stitch in the round
- Illustrated knitting pattern
- US Imperial measurements/ Metric measurements
- Fully written/ charted instructions
- Sizes to fit 7, 8, 9 inches (17.75, 20.25, 22.75 cm)
Materials you need at home:
- 4 ply/ fingering/ sock yarn - 100g
- US 1/ 2.25mm circular needle or dpns
- stitch markers x 4
- tapestry needle
I'm a knitting designer, living in Reading, UK, with my husband and three cats. I’ve been knitting since I was small, I remember my grandmother helping me make a jumper for my teddy when I was about 7. I love to knit all types of things, but I’m quite a slow knitter so my designs are for accessories so I can actually manage to finish them myself!