The Opposocks by Kelly G.

The Opposocks

by Kelly G.
January 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch (blocked)
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
290 - 350 yards (265 - 320 m)
S [M, L]
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If you’re anything like me you may have a tendency to over-acquire sock yarn, which invariably leads to full or mostly-full of one-off skeins of different colours. With not enough to make a matching pair, I decided to use two different skeins and make opposite socks - and The Opposocks were born!

This pattern is perfect of stash busting those random skeins you have sitting around but can’t bare to part with. So grab two different colours and cast on.

With an easy to remember textured stitch repeat, and ribbing running down the leg, these socks are made to fit your leg comfortably, and offer enough stretch to keep them snug on your foot.

This pattern includes both charted and written instructions.


  • Colour 1: 145 (160, 175) yds (133 (146, 160) m)
  • Colour 2: 145 (160, 175) yds (133 (146, 160) m)

Actual size: 6 (6.5, 7)” (15 (16.5, 18) cm) in circumference
To Fit: 7-9 (9-11, 11-13)” (18-23 (23-28, 28-33) cm) foot

Techniques Used:

  • Knitting in the round
  • Short rows (for turn heel)
  • Kitchener stitch