Free sock pattern, woo! (If you’d like to leave a comment from the main blog, click on the post title… still sorting that out.)
NEW VERSION! Posted 12:00 AM PST January 21, 2009. The new PDF has correct sizes, the stitch repeat was mis-labeled as 8, rather than 10.
I really like watching Bones. I think it’s a great show, and I love the cast. Temperance “Bones” Brennan is hilarious, and I love her personal sense of style. The weird chunky necklaces, the bold understated colors… the people who pick out her clothes are doing a great job if you ask me.
So I thought to myself, “what kind of knit socks would Bones wear?” It had to be something simple, elegant, and understated. Something that a man or a woman could wear, something that could be dressed up or dressed down. Which, quite frankly, was a tall order. But I think I succeeded in my quest to design the perfect socks for Temperance.
A lattice pattern composed of right and left twists, this sophisticated sock pattern may suit both men and women. With a pattern repeat of only 10 stitches, this sock is easily sized up or down.
Although instructions are provided for a toe-up sock, the lattice pattern is reversible and can easily be switched to create a cuff-down version. The pattern includes 2 sizes.
This sock is knit with two US #1 1/2 (2.5mm) circular needles, but can easily be adapted to your preferred method of knitting in the round.
The yarn pictured is a deep, lovely semi-solid shade of red that my camera can do no justice to. The yarn was dkknits technicolor smoosh toes (75% superwash merino wool, 25% nylon, 450 yds) in the color “Happy Holly Days”, available for purchase at dkknits.etsy.com.
More photos available here.
There are two PDF downloads available. The first is the pattern in its entirety, and the second contains modifications for those wishing to knit the medium size. I have kept them separate because the instructions for the medium size would have muddled up the pattern and made it difficult to read – at least, in my opinion. If it is requested, I will make a combined PDF.
Download: PDF (4.2MB), version 2, released 1/20/2009. Click here. Version 3 released January 21, 2009 @ 12:00AM PST. Sizes updated.
Special instructions for the Medium size: Click here to download the PDF, or go to the blog post.
General pattern information:
- dkknits technicolor smoosh toes (75% Superwash Extrafine Merino, 25% Nylon; 440 yd per 100 g skein), shown in Happy Holly Days. Available for purchase at dkknits.etsy.com.
- Other fingering weight wool/nylon blend.
Recommended needle size:
- 2 16″ US #1 ˝ /2.5mm circular needles (for two circulars method)
- Your preferred knitting in the round method.
- One pattern repeat is just about 1” wide.
Foot circumference, unstretched: 7.20”, 9.20” (S, L).
This pattern is written toe-up, with instructions provided for a short row heel. Any toe-up method is appropriate. Sizing can be increased by adding additional pattern repeats. Please note that this pattern is written for two circular needles.
Sorry for the differently colored photos. My camera is not of fan of colors in the red and orange families.
If you find any errors in the pattern, please email me.