Argyle Diamonds Socks by Fatimah Hinds
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Argyle Diamonds Socks

Knitting
November 2016
Sport (12 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette st, blocked
US 2 - 2.75 mm
335 yards (306 m)
7½ (8, 8½ )" (19 [20.5, 21.5] cm) foot circumference, 9 (10, 11)" (23 [25.5, 28] cm) long from back of heel to tip of toe, and 6¾ " (17 cm) tall from top of heel to top of cuff .

Knit from the toe up with an afterthought heel, these kicky socks feature garter stitch toes and cuff s plus clever diamond motifs on the front and back. The argyle diamond shape is a classic element that pops in garter stitch. Simple 1×1 cabling allows the garter stitch to increase and decrease smoothly while giving crisp edges to the motif.

FINISHED SIZE
7½ (8, 8½ )” (19 20.5, 21.5 cm) foot circumference, 9 (10, 11)” (23 25.5, 28 cm) long from back of heel to tip of toe, and 6¾ ” (17 cm) tall from top of heel to top of cuff .

Socks shown measure 8” (20.5 cm) foot circumference.

YARN
Sportweight (#2 Fine).
Shown here: Dragonfl y Fibers Damsel (100% merino wool; 335 yd 306 m/4 oz 113 g): Mermaid, 1 skein.

NEEDLES
Size U.S. 2 (2.75 mm): set of 5 double−pointed (dpn).
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

GAUGE
32 sts and 40 rows = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette st, blocked.