Complect by Hunter Hammersen


January 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette
325 - 450 yards (297 - 411 m)
Written in four sizes and three gauges to fit most anyone (see notes below for more).
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Complect verb to plait together, to entwine

These are great fun. They are both easy to knit and engaging. They hit that knitter’s sweet spot where you’re involved and won’t get bored, but you’re not so tightly focused you need to hide away in a quiet room!

They are great for everyone (even those quiet souls who insist on sedate socks), and they work well in a range of gauges.

They’re written in four sizes (50, 60, 70, and 80 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 6 and 12.5 inches (with lots of points in between).

These are perfect for you if:

  • You love cables as much as I do
  • You love the fit of a ribbed sock but want something more fun

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)