I’m very happy to announce the public release of my Hey Jupiter sock pattern! The sock took me a little longer than usual to design and knit, but that was partially because I wanted to wallow in the experience and truly enjoy it.
Ultimately, I decided I wanted a pattern that would flow down the sock, much like the lava the color was named after. I added a few yarn overs to make it fancy, and some twisted ribbing to allow for some stretch and intricate details, and voila. The design features a patterned toe and heel as well.
I actually had a dream about this stitch pattern. No, I don’t normally dream about socks. I wrote this pattern from scratch based on how I wanted it to look, and it’s almost exactly what I had in mind. Because this stitch pattern was invented from scratch, you won’t find this pattern in any stitch dictionary.
The pattern is available to purchase for $5 on Ravelry. Buy now! Unfortunately, this pattern only comes in one size, due to the nature of the stitch pattern being used. If you’d like to adjust sizes, I’d recommend going up a needle size.
The color of this yarn is named after a particular type of lava flow found in Hawaii. Pele is the Hawaiian goddess of fire, lightning, volcanoes, and dance. It seems only fitting that name of this sock pattern would have similar origins. Named after the Tori Amos song of the same title, these socks were inspired by the beautiful violence of the goddess Pele, pah hoe hoe lava, and the album Boys for Pele on which “Hey Jupiter” is featured.
You can buy this pattern for $5 on Ravelry. Buy now.
Materials: dkKnits technicolor smoosh toes (75% superwash merino wool, 25% nylon; 440 yd per 100g skein), shown in Pa Hoe Hoe Flow. Available for purchase at dkknits.bigcartel.com.
Recommended needles: One 32” US 1 (2.25mm) circular needle
Gauge: Variable based on needle size.
Sizes: Foot circumference, unstretched: 7.6”. Sizing may be adjusted by increasing needle size or adding selvedge stitches (I would recommend k1tbl, pt ribbing for a selvedge that matches the pattern).
Pattern notes: This pattern is written using the Magic Loop method. Charts and written instructions are provided for the stitch pattern. Due to the ribbing, as well as the increases and decreases in this pattern, the sock has a decent amount of stretch. Sock is shown modeled on a women’s US size 7.5 foot.
Skills needed: increasing, decreasing, twisted stitches, basic sock construction.
Your PDF should say “version 2″ in the footer, but if you have verison 1, here is the errata you will need.
Errata for PDF version 1
Rows 8, 10, 12, and 14 of the chart are incorrect. Please follow the written instructions for these rows, or contact me to receive an updated chart.
Row 14 in the written instructions omitted the final “k2″.
Row 14 should read: k2, k3tog, yo, k7, yo, k3, k1tbl, p1, k1tbl, k3, yo, k7, yo, sssk, k2