Argyle Goes Minimal by SLM Designs

Argyle Goes Minimal

Fingering (14 wpi) ?
9 stitches and 13 rows = 1 inch
in Stockinette in round
US 0 - 2.0 mm
450 - 500 yards (411 - 457 m)
S (M, L)
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

The argyle pattern is derived from the tartan of Clan Campbell, of Argyll in western Scotland, used for kilts and plaids, and from the patterned socks worn by Scottish Highlanders since at least the 17th century. Argyle knitwear became fashionable in Great Britain and then the USA after the first world war.”…Wikipedia

Argyle Goes Minimal is knit toe-up in an easy traveling cable and lacework pattern that mimics the overlapping diamonds of argyle. Side panels add ease and are different for each sock size. Difficulty is advanced beginner to intermediate. Knitter should have some experience with lace and cable knitting and be able to read knitting charts. Links to photo or video tutorials for most techniques are included with detailed references posted in the Pages tab of S L Myers’ Designs forum on

To Fit Circumference Ball of Foot
~ 8 (9, 10) inches; 20 (23, 25) cm
Total stitches
64 (72, 80) for foot; 68 (76, 84) for leg

Yarn: ~ 450- 500 yds (411-457 m). depending on size and leg length, light to medium fingering weight sock yarn.
Sample knit with Orange Flower Hand-dyed Yarn in Thunder.

Needles: 1 or 2 circular needles, 24-in (60 cm), size US 0 (2.0 mm). Optional larger needle for more leg ease 2.25 mm (US 1).

Other items: 3 stitch markers, cable needle, darning needle.
Optional crochet hook for BO.

Gauge in round:
Stockinette -
9.0 sts, 13 rows per inch (~35.4 sts, 51 rows per 10 cm)
Pattern -
11.5 sts, 14 rows per inch (45 sts, 55 rows per 10 cm)