Complect by Hunter Hammersen


January 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette
325 - 450 yards (297 - 411 m)
Written in 4 sizes and 3 gauges to fit very nearly everyone (from a foot of 6 inches all the way up to 12.5 inches)
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Complect verb
-to plait together, to entwine

These are great fun. They are both easy to knit and engaging. They hit that knitter’s sweet spot where you’re involved and won’t get bored, but you’re not so tightly focused you need to hide away in a quiet room!

They are great for men or women, and they work well in a range of gauges. The pictures show a thicker yarn (pediboo sport) at a gauge of 7 stitches per inch, but if you prefer to work with a finer yarn at a gauge of 8 or 9 stitches per inch, you can. Just be sure that you’re working at a gauge that gives you a good, sturdy fabric in your chosen yarn.

The pattern includes a guide to show you the size of the foot or ankle the sock will fit at various gauges and stitch counts. The pattern is written for a 50, 60, 70, and 80-stitch cast on. Possible sizes range from a foot or leg of 6 inches all the way up to 12.5 inches. You shouldn’t have any trouble finding something to fit just about anyone you want to knit for!

These are perfect for you if:

  • You love cables as much as I do
  • You love the fit of a ribbed sock but want something more fun

They’re not for you if:

  • You don’t like charts (the pattern uses charts)
  • You hate swatching (you need to swatch to check your needle size)