Amenable by Hunter Hammersen


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April 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
275 - 425 yards (251 - 389 m)
Written in 8 sizes and 4 gauges to fit very nearly anyone
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This pattern (along with most of my earlier work) was retired in the summer of 2022. However, it may be available for a few days once or twice a year. Read on for details!

In the summer of 2022, I realized that maintaining a back catalog of hundreds of patterns was kind of overwhelming. I couldn’t do it and still release new things. So I took my old patterns down so I could keep doing new work.

Since then, a handful of my favorites have come back, and lovely new things have come out. But the vast majority of the old patterns are retired and will no longer be generally available.

However, enough folks have asked about some old favorites that I’m planning to make many of the retired patterns available for a few days once or twice a year (most likely in late spring and then again in the fall around Thanksgiving).

  • If you see the buy buttons on this page, you’ve caught it on one of the days it’s available, and you’re welcome to grab it!
  • If you don’t see the buy buttons on this page, then it’s not currently available.
  • If you want to hear when the retired patterns will be available, subscribe to the mailing list or patreon, or keep an eye on my instagram.

Amenable adjective ready and willing to agree or yield, open to influence or persuasion

One size fits all is a joke. A nasty joke, and not very funny. Knitters deserve better. This pattern is the answer!

It’s written for a wide variety of yarn weights. You can easily use fingering, dk, or sport weight yarns. Instructions are given for working at four different gauges (6, 7, 8, and 9 stitches per inch in stockinette) and for eight different sizes. The combination means you are almost certain to find a size that will work for you or anyone you knit for (size options range from under six inches to more than twelve inches).

And just in case that isn’t enough, there are also two variations of the top of the foot (one a slightly more sedate rib, the other a rather more energetic swoop). Knit it in a nice quiet color and make the plain top, and it will pass muster with even the most conservative of sock wearers. Break out a wild yarn and make the swoopy top, and it will please the more adventurous folks out there.

And of course the stitch pattern is addictive (and fast) and the resulting sock is beautiful. You really can’t go wrong!

These are perfect for you if:

  • You want a pattern that works for a huge variety of yarns and sizes
  • You love mirrored socks
  • You think two sock versions are more fun than one

They’re not for you if:

  • You don’t like charts (the pattern uses charts)
  • You hate swatching (you need to swatch to check your needle size)