Gabriola by Kim Swingle


June 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 46 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette knit in the round
US 1 - 2.25 mm
350 - 400 yards (320 - 366 m)
Baby, Small, Medium, Large
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A versatile pattern that works wells with almost any colorway, from solids to semisolids and beyond. The stitch pattern really shines when knit in a variegated colorway; a great choice for those beautiful multi-colored yarns that always catch our eye. And with a good amount of negative ease, these make the perfect gift socks!

Pattern includes both charted and written instructions, and is written for three sizes: Small, Medium, Large - approximate yarn required is 350yd (320m), 375yd (340m), and 400yd (370m) respectively.

BONUS: Pattern now includes a bonus design, Baby Gabs, sized to fit infants aged 6-12 months.

Techniques used:

  • Knitting in the round
  • Knit/Purl
  • Decreases (K2tog, SSK)
  • Picking up stitches
  • Grafting/Kitchener Stitch

A special thank you to my test knitters, Kat (guapakw) and Judi (judetha), for all their time and input into the pattern!