Herringbone Rib Socks
Designer: Kristi Schueler
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  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.