Acute Socks by Nicola W

Acute Socks

October 2012
DK (11 wpi) ?
6 stitches and 7 rows = 1 inch
in Stockinette Stitch (sole)
US 5 - 3.75 mm
150 - 250 yards (137 - 229 m)
Small, Medium, Large
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

This is the second of TWO patterns in this set - Acute comes together with Oblique for the tiny price of €1 for the pair. You can purchase the set from this pattern page, or from the Oblique pattern page - they both link to the same download.

You’re not going to get much sharper chevrons in sock form that this baby! And it’s PERFECT for self-striping or slow colour-change yarns like Noro.

An acute angle, according to the Oxford Dictionary, is an angle less than 90°. An Acute sock, according to RedScot’s Dictionary of Made-Up Words (OUP 2018), is a very simple pattern that creates a sock with very sharp less than 90° angle points. Or if it’s more, it’s purely by accident!

This is a simple, 3-corner-cuff down, heel-flap, star-toe sock with some sharp chevrons, written especially for DK yarns that are self-striping or colour-changing. The second pattern included in this set of 2 patterns uses fingering yarn to create the same sharp angled effect.

Due to the nature of the stitch, if you can’t decide between sizes which one to make, I would err on the side of choosing the larger size. Small is small, for example!
(Don’t think that because there are so many stitches you can go down a sock size - you will need every one of those stitches, believe me!)

PLUS It’s best to make the length long enough so that the it moves past the gaping stage of the initial opening - perhaps 3 inches after the dip of the ‘V’ or so.
If you fancy making this sock longer than ankle length, go up a needle size for the cuff and upper part of the leg. Check gauge to be sure.