By Naughty Design by Hunter Hammersen

By Naughty Design

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November 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8.5 stitches = 1 inch
in stockinette
300 - 400 yards (274 - 366 m)
Fits a foot or leg of 7.25 [8.25, 9, 10.25] 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.

In a former generation, women hid their ankles, and gave brief glimpses of them only by accident or naughty design. It was then required of a gentleman that he should precede a lady in ascending stairs. To-day, fashion has cleared away all mystery concerning feminine ankles, and a gentleman is permitted to follow the lady as she mounts the stairs.

Etiquette: An Encyclopedia of Good Manners and Social Usage Gabrielle Rosiere, 1923

I’m not quite sure how much trouble you can get into by showing off your ankles, but if you can arrange it, you have my whole-hearted support. And if you happen to think these fetching socks might help your ankles draw the attention they deserve? Well I support that, too.