Nine-to-Five Socks by Nicole Hindes

Nine-to-Five Socks

June 2007
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
34 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
215 - 430 yards (197 - 393 m)
Women's Medium
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

There is a video of the right-twist stitch used in the pattern. You can view the video at this post from All Buttoned Up.

Additionally, there is a guide to modifications described in this pdf document and in this blog post.

For a video about doing the special twist stitch, see this post on my blog.

These socks remind me of how I feel after working from nine in the morning until five at night, sometimes more than just five days a week.  I get all wound up!  The sock also has a dressier quality to it, so it can be a work sock too.

These socks feature a deceptively simple stitch pattern that looks like it would require a cable needle; but it doesn’t! The heel uses a half-linen stitch that creates a woven look that perfectly compliments the two spirals that continue down each side of the heel flap. This sock also features a special method of picking up the heel stitches in a way which places the column of selvedge stitches on the outside of the sock, creating a decorative braid that further sets off the heel. This sock is very stretchy because of the ribbed nature of the stitch pattern.