Planum by Clare Devine


May 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
109 - 437 yards (100 - 400 m)
0-6m (6-12m, toddler, child) [XS, S, M, L, XL]
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This pattern is part of Clare Devine’s sock knitting series, Sock Anatomy: Dissecting Heels and Toes. It is available as a single pattern or part of the e-book.


Fabulous toe up socks for everyone: Planum is the perfect choice for all the family. The faux heel flap offers a great fit, especially for those with high insteps, and the clever fold-over ribbed cuff is designed to stay up while looking stylish. Add a feminine finish with a picot edge, or leave the ribbed cuff plain for a practical unisex look.


West Yorkshire Spinners Signature (4 ply; 75% wool, 25% nylon; 400m/437 yds per 100g skein)
Shade: Pennyroyal; 1 x 100g ball

Yardage per size varies. Baby and toddler (allow 35 – 40g), child (allow 50 – 60g), adult sizes will depend on the size and foot length, allow up to 100g for XS, S and M in a UK size 6. For larger sizes and over a UK size 7 you may need up to 150g of yarn.

2.5mm / US 1.5 needle for working in the round
Four stitch markers
Tapestry needle


34 sts and 44 rows to 10cm / 4” in stocking stitch worked in the round, blocked.


0-6m (6-12m, toddler, child) XS, S, M, L, XL
Finished circumference (unstretched): 11.5 (13, 14, 15) 16, 17.5, 20, 22.5, 25 cm / 4.5 (5, 5.5, 6) 6.5, 7, 8, 9, 10
To fit approx: 12.5-14 (14-15, 15-16, 16-17) 18, 19.5, 22, 24,5, 27 cm / 5 – 5.5 (5.5 – 6, 6 – 6.25, 6.25 – 7) 7.25, 7.5, 8.5, 9.5, 10.5

Pattern notes

The heel length is calculated using the row gauge given in this pattern. If your gauge is different please remember that this will affect the length of the foot.

The four smaller sizes have been adjusted for the flatter foot of babies and younger children. You will notice a fairly big change between the child size and XS, so please bear this in mind when selecting sizes. If you have a child with a high instep they may benefit from the XS size over the child size, providing the general sizing works for them.