Temperance by Liz Abinante


January 2009
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in lattice motif
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
300 - 400 yards (274 - 366 m)
women's small, medium, and large
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download
Errata available: s3.amazonaws.com

I really like watching Bones. I think it’s a great show, and I love the cast. Temperance “Bones” Brennan is hilarious, and I love her personal sense of style. The weird chunky necklaces, the bold understated colors… the people who pick out her clothes are doing a great job if you ask me.

So I thought to myself, “what kind of knit socks would Bones wear?” It had to be something simple, elegant, and understated. Something that a man or a woman could wear, something that could be dressed up or dressed down. Which, quite frankly, was a tall order. But I think I succeeded in my quest to design the perfect socks for Temperance.

A lattice pattern composed of right and left twists, this sophisticated sock pattern may suit both men and women. With a pattern repeat of only 10 stitches, this sock is easily sized up or down.

Although instructions are provided for a toe-up sock, the lattice pattern is reversible and can easily be switched to create a cuff-down version.

There are two PDF downloads available. The first is the pattern in its entirety, and the second contains modifications for those wishing to knit the medium size. I have kept them separate because the instructions for the medium size would have muddled up the pattern and made it difficult to read – at least, in my opinion.

The pattern includes 2 sizes, with unstretched circumferences of 7.20″, 9.20″ (S, L). Additional modifications to knit a Medium size (8.20”) are available as well.

Instructions are charted and written out.