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Rhombus Rib Socks

Verybusymonkey Patterns
Knitting
September 2009
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
7 stitches and 11 rows = 1 inch in stockinette stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
350 - 450 yards (320 - 411 m)
women's 9 ish
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UPDATE 10/23/2011: Pattern revised to include easier-to-read charts.

I thought of this pattern as soon as I cast off for my Katie Socks. I had been trying to figure out what to do with this yarn because it was so soft and pretty and needed some twisted stitches, and then I thought of this. An evening of playing around with some scrap sock yarn and I figured out how to make the ribs work in this. Here is the result. It’s a top-down sock with a garter cuff (that waves a bit with the stitch pattern - which I like). There is no cabling involved, simply twisted rib, increases, and decreases. The pattern is charted and while it may look a bit daunting at first, it really is easy to remember.