Conflagration by Hunter Hammersen


February 2010
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches = 4 inches
in blocked stockinette
US 1 - 2.25 mm
325 - 400 yards (297 - 366 m)
written in three sizes and three gauges to fit most anyone, at 8spi, fits a foot or leg of 7.75 [8.75, 10] inches
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Conflagration noun
- a large, destructive fire

Are your feet cold? How about we do a little something about that. Woolly socks are always a good start!

I just adore how these look like flames licking at your feet. They’re not hard at all (the stitch pattern is just ribbing and stockinette shaped with some cleverly placed increases and decreases, it’s very logical once you get started), but the result is delightfully impressive. Just look how the lines dance down the side of your ankle and make that point on the top of your foot! I’m pretty sure it’s the knitting equivalent to snuggling up at a cozy fire.

These are written in three sizes (a 56, 64, & 72-stitch cast on), so there’s an option to fit most anyone. And of course you should feel free to adjust your gauge a bit to fine tune the fit of the sock. Just be sure that you’re working at a gauge that gives you a sturdy sock fabric with your chosen yarn. I recommend working at something around 7, 8, or 9 stitches per inch, and I’ve included a table to help you figure out what gauge you’ll want to use for the size you need.

These are perfect for you if:

  • Your feet are always cold
  • You wish you were tucked up in front of a roaring fire right this minute

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)

A version of this pattern was initially released as the February 2010 installment of the installment of Gaia’s Colour’s Sacred Sabbats Yarn club under the name Brigid.