Daring Diamonds Socks by Knitwise Design

Daring Diamonds Socks

June 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
10.5 stitches and 12 rows = 1 inch
in twisted stitch diamond pattern (7.5 spi and 10 rpi over stockinette swatch)
385 - 575 yards (352 - 526 m)
Adult S (M, L, XL)
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These diamonds twist down the leg of your sock like daring aerialists. They are formed from twisted stitches - with no need for a cable needle. Ribbed construction makes for a stretchy sock that is comfortable and stays in place. This design is good looking on both men and women. Dare yourself to make a pair!

Socks are worked from the cuff down. The design is appropriate for intermediate knitters familiar with working socks in the round on dpns. There is a link to an instructional video I made about working the twisted stitches - so no previous experience with that technique is required. Pattern is 4 pages long and includes charts for all sizes. If you prefer to work the charts from written out directions, there is a second pdf you can download for that. Pattern has been test knit and professionally tech edited to be clear and free of errors.

Adult S (M, L, XL)
To fit foot circumference of 8 (8 3/4, 9 3/4, 10 1/2) in/ 20.5 (22, 25, 26.5) cm. Designed with approx. 2 in/ 5 cm negative ease for rib to stretch to fit snuggly. If you prefer less stretch, choose one size larger than your foot measurement. Shown in size S worn with 2 1/4 in/ 5.75 cm) negative ease.

Finished Measurements:
Circumference with pattern unstretched: 6 (6 3/4, 7 3/4, 8 1/2) in/ 15 (17, 19.5, 21.5) cm. Leg length to start of heel flap: 7 in/ 17.5 cm all sizes.

10 1/2 sts and 12 rnds/ in / 2.5 cm over diamond stitch pattern in the rnd. (Choose a yarn and needles that give you approximately 7 1/2 sts and 10 rnds/in on a stockinette swatch.)

What you need:
✦ Drops Fabel Uni Colour; (75% Wool 25% Polyamide 224 yds/ 205 m per 1.8 oz/ 50 g skein). 2 (2, 3, 3) skeins for up to a 10 in/ 25 cm foot length (women’s US size 9 shoe.) Sample shown in color 102. Or approximately (385 (450, 515, 575) yds/ 353 (413, 472, 527) m of a similar fingering weight yarn. Slightly thicker sock weight yarns will require slightly more yardage.
✦ One set of dpns in size required to obtain gauge. I used US #1/ 2.25 mm. You may need a size or two above or below that.
✦ 3 stitch markers - one a clip-on style
✦ optional: 3 (4, 4, 5) additional stitch markers to separate pattern repeats.
✦ Tapestry needle to weave in ends.