Multidirectional Socks by Lorna Miser

Multidirectional Socks

March 2009
Sport (12 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
3.25 mm (D)
164 - 328 yards (150 - 300 m)
Baby (Adult)
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Pattern Description from Faith, Hope, Love, Knitting: “To extend the metaphor of life’s puzzle, the pieces don’t always fit together the way we think they will - or should. But when the pieces ‘snap’ into place, it becomes obvious that it’s the way it was meant to be. For this project I’ve designed a rather basic sock, but the method of construction is a bit unexpected. I started by knitting the leg portion horizontally, around the leg, instead of using the standard method. Simple puzzle pieces that still fit together to make a create, albeit untraditional sock.”

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Baby (Adult)

Finished Measurements:

  • Circumference (leg): about 4 (8) inches
  • Height (leg): about 2 (7) inches


  • Aurora yarns Steinbach Wolle Strapaz Norweger Ringel (80% wool, 20% polyamide; 164 yd/150m per 50g skein), one skein color #009 for baby, two skeins color #011 for adult
  • Three yards sport weight cotton waste yarn
  • Crochet hook size D-3 (3.25mm)
  • One set of four US #1 (2.25mm) double-pointed needles
  • Tapestry needle

Gauge: 28 sts and44 rows = 4 inch in Stockinette st

Notes: Leg is knit from side to side, beginning with a temporary cast-on. The last row is then joined to the cast-on using either kitchener stitch or 3-needle bind-off. The foot stitches are picked up and knit downward in the round from the leg section.