Antwerp Socks by Rachel Gibbs

Antwerp Socks

August 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 45 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
328 - 437 yards (300 - 400 m)
To fit 8 (9, 10)”/20 (23, 25.5)cm circumference
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The city of Antwerp has a long association with diamonds. Most of the world’s rough diamonds pass through there before being transformed into something beautiful. This top-down sock features a cascade of diamonds down the front and individual diamonds on the side in a sea of seed stitch.

It has a flap and gusset heel, which can be easily adapted for a higher instep and comes in three sizes. The socks are designed to be worn with 0.5”(1.5)cm negative ease.

The pattern contains written and charted instructions, whichever you prefer to work from. The digital version also contains bookmarks at strategic points to help you navigate the pattern.

Yardage varies according to foot length. The Small and Medium sizes can probably be made with one ball, the Large size may require more than 100g.