Rampant by Hunter Hammersen


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September 2011
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches = 1 inch
in blocked stockinette
US 1 - 2.25 mm
350 - 450 yards (320 - 411 m)
written in three sizes and three gauges to fit most anyone, at 8spi, fits a foot or leg of 7.5 [9, 10.75] inches
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Discontinued. This digital pattern is no longer available online.

In July of 2022, I took down all my patterns. A tiny handful are destined to return, most are not.

I’m still releasing new patterns (along with other fun projects). I just want to focus my time and energy on making new things rather than on maintaining a back catalog of hundreds of older patterns. But there are lots of new things planned, and I’m excited to share them with you!

If you want to follow along with what comes next or read a little more about why I made this change (and the nifty things that happened along the way), you can do that here.

And don’t worry, if you had the pattern in your ravelry library before it went away, it will still be there. It’s always a good idea to keep backups on your own computer (websites don’t last forever), but nothing I can do can take anything out of your library (and I wouldn’t even if I could). Taking the patterns down just means no on else can buy them.

Rampant adjective marked by wildness or absence of restraint

I was having a rather challenging week. I was in the middle of massive exams at school, I was doing edits for a book project, and the neighbor’s son had just handed me a tiny sick kitten he found on the driveway of a house down the street.

I had no time to knit. But if I didn’t knit something, I was going to have a breakdown.

So I made these socks. They’re quick and easy but still quite satisfying.

The elongated stitches help coerce even the most pooling-prone yarn into good behavior. The pattern will suit both men and women, and there are three sizes to help you fit almost anyone.

If your life is proving a bit challenging these days, maybe these will help!

The pattern comes in three sizes (54, 66, and 78 stitch cast on) to fit most anyone. And of course you should feel free to adjust your gauge a bit to fine tune the fit of the sock. Just be sure that you’re working at a gauge that gives you a sturdy sock fabric with your chosen yarn. I recommend working at something around 7, 8, or 9 stitches per inch, and I’ve included a table to help you figure out what gauge you’ll want to use for the size you need.

These are perfect for you if:

  • You love interesting cables
  • You want to wrestle a multi-colored yarn into submission
  • You need a little help holding onto your sanity at the moment

They’re not for you if:

  • You don’t like charts (the pattern uses charts)
  • You hate swatching (you need to swatch to check your needle size)