Conundrum Socks by Saffron Start

Conundrum Socks

April 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches = 1 inch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
383 - 437 yards (350 - 400 m)
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

A simple shorty sock pattern that is the perfect step up from your basic vanilla sock. The pattern is mostly stockinette but features a panel knitted in hurdle stitch which runs down the centre of the foot. This is a simple 4 row repeat of knit and purl stitches which aim to add interest and texture.

The sock is worked cuff down on DPN’s and features a heel flap and gusset, with a square toe. The pattern includes cast on instructions for 56,64 and 72 stitches, meaning there are three size options available.

The pattern itself is super simple but engaging enough to keep the knitter occupied. The 4 row repeat is easy and memorable and is perfect for showcasing variegated yarns. On the other hand, knitting this in a solid yarn would really allow the pattern to pop!

If you knit these, please feel free to send me pictures or tag your work on Insta with #conundrumsocks @saffiestart