Nugatory by Hunter Hammersen
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May 2009
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
350 - 400 yards (320 - 366 m)

This pattern has been discontinued. It may possibly be re-released in the future, but there are no immediate plans to do so.

Nugatory \ˈnü-gə-ˌtor-ē \ adjective

  • of little or no consequence, trifling

Ribbed socks are easy and very comfortable, but they can be a bit boring to knit. This pattern offers a variation on the basic ribbed sock with lots of little details that are sure to hold your attention while still producing a comfortable sock.

This sock is knit from the top down on DPNs. The ribs are extra wide for a crisp look. Two of the ribs have been replaced with a panel of plaited stitches. The heel flap employs a clever stitch pattern that maintains the line of the ribbing but still creates a sturdy reinforced heel. The gusset decreases are split into two locations so as to draw the panels of plaited stitches around your foot. These tweaks combine to make a sock that is interesting, but still fairly quick and simple.