Candlepower Socks by Emma Antunes

Candlepower Socks

June 2011
Light Fingering ?
33 stitches and 43 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 1 - 2.25 mm
292 - 365 yards (267 - 334 m)
small, large
Flag of English English German Spanish
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

These socks were inspired by the classic candle flame pattern. With the wide purl ribs, the socks are stretchy and stay up. With an even number of repeats, they make sense on the needles and are easy to memorize.

Both charts and written out instructions are provided.

Pattern now available in Spanish! Thanks to Zitakar for his translation.

Pattern now available in German! Thanks to Andiden for her translation.

  • Note on gauge - If you prefer a firmer sock fabric, use a heavier weight sock yarn such as Dream in Color Smooshy, or go down a needle size and knit the large.

  • Note on sizing - the large fits a women’s US 9-11 shoe size, and works for wide feet. If you have wide calves, don’t go down a needle size for the ribbing on the cuff.

  • Note on instep - the stitch count for needles 2 and 3 will vary as the flames increase and decrease. Sometimes there will be more sts on needle 2, sometimes more on needle 3. Don’t worry about it, because the total sts for needles 2 and 3 stays the same.