Java Crazed Pyro Socks by Jodie Gordon Lucas
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Java Crazed Pyro Socks

August 2012
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
42 stitches and 37 rows = 4 inches
in 3x1 rib, unstretched
US 1 - 2.25 mm
462 - 693 yards (422 - 634 m)
M, L, XL
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11-4-2012: Complete toe by breaking yarn and pulling through final 6 sts.

11-6-12: correction to Lacey Java stitch pattern:
Rounds 1 and 3: K1, p1, k2 to final 2 sts, p1, k1.
Round 2: K1, p1, yo, ssk, p1, k1 around.
Round 4: K1, p1, k2tog, yo, p1, k1 around.

Nothing beats a basic ribbed sock for easy, quick knitting and happy feet. However, the price to be paid for a basic ribbed sock? Knitting them is tedious. Monotonous. Dull. Dare I say it? Boring.

That’s why I love it when a sock designer surprises me with a technique I’ve never used before. I love learning the technique…and then I love borrowing the technique (with credit of course)! These socks feature techniques I’ve learned in two amazing patterns. From Pyroclastic by Marlowe Crawford I learned how to create a shaped arch which conforms beautifully to my foot. From Java by Cailyn Meyer I learned how to reverse the gusset shaping and to create some pretty wonderful toe shaping. So, in homage to these clever designs I created Java Crazed Pyro---I feel like I should giggle maniacally whenever I say that!

Java Crazed Pyro comes in 3 sizes and is suitable for men, women and school aged children. The sock is amazingly stretchy but with the ribbed sole, arch shaping and bias across the instep it will not shift in your shoes.

Note: both Java and Pyroclastic can be found at While you’re there check out Twisted—another of my sock designs that (like Java Crazed Pyro) takes basic ribs and shakes them up.