Short Circuit by Jo Torr

Short Circuit

by Jo Torr
April 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
9 stitches and 10 rows = 1 inch
in stocking stitch AND colourwork
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 1 - 2.25 mm
437 yards (400 m)
Small, Medium, Large
This pattern is available for £3.75 GBP buy it now

I’m lucky enough to live close to Artesano’s headquarters so when it came to choosing a yarn for this pattern I couldn’t resist the opportunity to have a look around their warehouse. Their Definition sock yarn comes in a fantastic range of solid colours which are perfect for colourwork.

This is a fun, toe-up pattern in a stranded design, suitable for both men and women. The instructions for the construction of the socks are all written, the colourwork pattern is only charted.

Sizes (measured around mid-foot)

  • Small - to fit foot size 6.5 - 7.5” (16.5 - 19cm)
  • Medium - to fit foot size 8 - 9” (20.25 - 22.75cm)
  • Large - to fit foot size 9.5 - 10.5” (24 - 26.75cm)

In terms of yarn you should allow 100g of main colour and 50g of contrast.

The sample pair are knit in Crocodile and Mushy Peas colourways, the sample pieces are knit in

  • Tornado and Cream Cake
  • Peacock and Azure
  • Azure and Kimono


Issued 10/4/16 - v3 - In the final gusset increases before the heel turn, the increases on the second side should be M1L MC, K2 within the parentheses, not K2, M1L MC. The rest of the instruction remains the same.

I’d love it if you’d come to my group to show off your lovely socks, or chat about them while you’re making them. You’d be very welcome!