Sybaritic by Hunter Hammersen


November 2009
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches = 4 inches
in blocked stockinette
350 - 450 yards (320 - 411 m)
Written in two sizes and three gauges to fit lots of folks (see notes below for more).
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Sybaritic adjective fond of luxury or pleasure, self-indulgent

These really are shamelessly feminine and marvelously indulgent. The cuff is embossed with an intricate leaf pattern that flows beautifully into the leg. One lone stem trails down your leg and wraps itself around your ankle (hiding the gusset as it goes) and ends in a final leaf on the top of your foot.

I can’t think of anything more lovely!

They’re written in two sizes (64 and 72 stitch cast ons), and 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. With that range of sizes and gauges, the socks will fit a foot (measured around the ball of the foot) between 7.75 and 11.25 inches (with lots of points in between).

These are perfect for you if:

  • You want to make a really special pair of socks
  • You want to do something clever with your next gusset

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)