Herringbone Rib Socks


Designer: Kristi Schueler
Published: May 22, 2009
Technique: Knitting
Skill Level: Intermediate.

A stitch pattern resembling herringbone weave helps to blend the colors of handpainted yarn; the bold ribs add stretch for a more forgiving fit. This versatile unisex pattern may well become one of the go-to sock patterns in your repertoire.
Book Excerpt from Knitting Socks with Handpainted Yarn

Updated PDF, May 22, 2009 (includes errata)

Finished Size: About 7½ (9)" (19 [23] cm) foot circumference and 8½ (10)" (21.5 [25.5] cm) long from back of heel to tip of toe.

Yarn: Fingering weight (Super Fine #1). Shown here: Claudia’s Hand Painted Yarns Fingering (100% merino; 175 yd [160 m]/50 g): John B., 2 skeins.

Needles: U.S. size 1.5 (2.5 mm): set of 4 double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Marker (m); tapestry needle.

Gauge: 14 stitches and 22 rounds = 2" (5 cm) in stockinette stitch worked in the round.

Skill level: Intermediate.

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