Burst Buttons by Claire Ellen

Burst Buttons

February 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
34 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 1 - 2.25 mm
350 - 400 yards (320 - 366 m)
Small (Medium, Large, Extra-Large)

~This pattern is part of a year-long club, and can only be purchased as part of that club until September 2019, when it will be available for individual sale. Thanks for understanding.~

“Suddenly one of the goblins inside shouted. “There is a shadow by the door. Something is outside.” Bilbo’s heart jumped into his mouth. He gave a terrific squirm. Buttons burst off in all directions. He was through with a torn coat and waistcoat, leaping down the steps like a goat.“ -- J.R.R. Tolkien

Skill Level: Adventurous beginner; the lace stitches are very basic, and the sock construction is straightforward.
Materials: 350-400 yards (320-360 m) of sock yarn, the socks pictured are a size M, and used 372 yards of String Theory “Caper Sock” in the color Firecracker.
Optional: 4 or 6 small buttons to attach to the front of the sock.
Needles: US1 (2.25mm) sock needles; the pattern is written for either DPNs or magic loop.
Tools: Tape measure, scissors, and tapestry needle
Gauge: 34 stitches and 48 rounds per 4 inches or 10 cm in stockinette stitch.
Sizing: Small (Medium, Large, Extra-large) sizes measure approximately 8(9,10,11) inches or 20.3(22.8,25.4,28) cm. around the cuff. Leg height, ankle depth, and foot length are all adjustable to size and preference.

Note on sizing: The sock is fairly elastic, without being stretchy. Fit is true to size, but if in doubt, work a slightly smaller size.

K= knit
P= purl
S= slip
K2tog= knit two stitches together as one
P2tog= purl two stitches together as one
SSK= work a slip-slip-knit over the next two stitches
YO= Yarn over