Retro Rib Socks by Evelyn A. Clark

Retro Rib Socks

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A variation of Barbara Walker’s Sailor’s Rib was used to create this easy and interesting gansey- style unisex sock with retro appeal.

Simple knit and purl stitches are outlined by twisted rib for a flattering vertical design. The top ribbing flows into the leg stitches, and heel gusset decreases continue the ribbed lines onto the foot.

This close-fitting sock fits a variety of feet. Designed for fingering weight sock yarns, it looks great in a variety of solid and semi-solid colors.

A version of this design originally was published in the Winter 2004 Interweave Knits magazine and in Favorite Socks: 25 Timeless Designs from Interweave book.

Skill Level

Socks will fit feet up to 10” (25.5 cm) around.

Sample Yarn
Schachenmayr Regia 4-ply, 100 g, 459 yds (420 m), Color 00033, 17 wpi