Opticks Socks : Pattern & Tutorials by Sue Grandfield

Opticks Socks : Pattern & Tutorials

February 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
34 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking stitch
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 1 - 2.25 mm
383 - 437 yards (350 - 400 m)
17.75 / 19 / 20.25 / 21.5 / 23 cm [ 7 / 7.5 / 8 / 8.5 / 9”]
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Opticks are simple stocking stitch socks knit in the round. Each part of the sock is knit in a different colour to showcase top down, flap heel construction. But of course you can knit them in a plain colour or get creative and do your own thing!

If you are new to sock knitting I suggest you read through the notes and then work a sample sock following the photo tutorials. If you are familiar with sock knitting, you can go straight to the pattern. Happy Sock Knitting!

Notes include:

Opticks sock pattern: Pattern for adult socks in five sizes.

Step by Step Photo tutorials:

  • Sample sock (half scale worked on double pointed needles - in DK for speed and to make things easier to see!),

  • Long tail cast on

  • Fixing the jog

  • Kitchener Stitch / grafting

  • Three needle bind off

Let’s talk about socks: A discussion of top down sock construction and taking measurements

Ways to knit in the round: Double point needles, circular needles and Magic Loop method

To block or not to block?: What is blocking, why do it and how?

Working at a different gauge: