Changeful by Hunter Hammersen

Changeful

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Knitting
November 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8.25 stitches = 1 inch
in stockinette
300 - 425 yards (274 - 389 m)
Written in four sizes and three gauges to fit most anyone (see notes below for more).
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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.

(Don’t worry, if you have a code from a book or kit, it will still work! Just follow the instructions you were given with the code and you’ll still be able to download the pattern.)




Changeful adjective having the tendency or ability to change; variable




Sometimes something is too much fun to just do once! That was the case for the lovely stitch on these socks. It looks smashing worked as an all over pattern (as in the yellow version), but it also lends itself to both a more sedate rib (as on the blue version) and to something a bit fancier (as on the gray version).

Best of all, you don’t have to decide which version you want to make until you’ve worked the first few inches, so you can totally play it by ear and see what the knitting fates have in mind for you!




They’re written in four sizes (60, 66, 80, and 88 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 13 inches (with lots of points in between).




These are perfect for you if:

  • You’re feeling indecisive
  • You want lots of options with your socks

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)