Doric by Laura Patterson


May 2010
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
7.5 stitches = 1 inch
in stockinette
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
sm (med, lg)
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Looking back on it, I think that my mother’s favorite classes in school were her art classes. I think she enjoyed learning about classic art and architecture as much as she did learning drawing and watercolors. One thing that stood out in her mind, that she often tested me on to see if I remembered too, were the three main types of columns used in ancient Greek and Roman architecture. I still remember: the columns are either Doric, Ionic, or Corinthian. The easy, clean lines of the stitch in these socks reminds me of the simplest of the three column types: Doric.

Construction: Socks are worked from the cuff down. The number of pattern stitches decreases to a point on the top of the foot as it nears the toe, while the total number of sts on the needle remains the same.

Sizes: Small (56 sts), medium (64 sts), large (72 sts).

Stitch instructions: Charted and written.

Skills: Knitting in the round, YO, k2tog, ssk.