Smerinthus ocellatus Sock by Hunter Hammersen

Smerinthus ocellatus Sock

Knitting
May 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 1 - 2.25 mm
325 - 400 yards (297 - 366 m)
Fits a foot or leg of 7.5, 8.5, 9.5, or 10.5 inches
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This pattern (along with most of my earlier work) was retired in the summer of 2022. However, it may be available for a few days once or twice a year. Read on for details!




In the summer of 2022, I realized that maintaining a back catalog of hundreds of patterns was kind of overwhelming. I couldn’t do it and still release new things. So I took my old patterns down so I could keep doing new work.

Since then, a handful of my favorites have come back, and lovely new things have come out. But the vast majority of the old patterns are retired and will no longer be generally available.

However, enough folks have asked about some old favorites that I’m planning to make many of the retired patterns available for a few days once or twice a year (most likely in late spring and then again in the fall around Thanksgiving).

  • If you see the buy buttons on this page, you’ve caught it on one of the days it’s available, and you’re welcome to grab it!
  • If you don’t see the buy buttons on this page, then it’s not currently available.
  • If you want to hear when the retired patterns will be available, subscribe to the mailing list or patreon, or keep an eye on my instagram.



Curiosity cabinets were collections of wonderful objects brought together to inspire, delight, and inform.

Presented here, in this second volume of the series, is a knitter’s interpretation of a curiosity cabinet. It is an assemblage of lace and cables and ribbings (instead of the more traditional rocks and shells and leaves) that have been brought together to create 18 new patterns. Inside you’ll find nine socks, three hats, three cuffs, two cowls, and one shawl.

There’s sure to be something worthy of being added to your own collection of knitted treasures.