Dawn of the Dead

October 2009
14 stitches = 2 inches
in garter stitch
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
This pattern is available for free.

Just in time to celebrate George A Romero’s trilogy of how many is it now, of the daily threat of a zombie uprising, this sock pays homage to the unrelenting undead hordes.

These socks, the eighteenth and last entry in the Loumms Year of Socks, incorporate lace, drop-stitch cables and elongated stitches to mimic the later stages of zombification.

The elongated drop-stitch cable, which tapers down the leg to the heel, gives a lot of stretch without losing any elasticity in hugging the curve of your calf and ankle. These cables are reflected in the dropped stitches that scuttle down the foot between the lace, to give enough ease to comfortably accommodate narrow and wider feet alike.

The yarn was dyed especially for us by Nimu, yay! If you have yet to sample her yarns, here’s her link. We’ll wait here till you get back.

  • We made it!!!!!

Please note that while we’ve done our best to make sure there are no errors, we can’t guarantee there aren’t any. If you find something that looks amiss, get in touch! We’ll be posting updates if we find any, but we are always grateful for feedback of any sort.

ERRATA 27-03-10 New errata notes thanks to Ajay!!:

Please ignore where is states: There should now be a total of 64 sts, 46 on the front needle and 14 each on the back two needles,

it should say: There should now be a total of 64 sts, 36 on the front needle and 14 each on the back two needles.

Also for the decomposing tissue chart there are symbol errors on rows 13-14 and 19-20. Symbols for sts 9-12 of row 13 should read as symbols for sts 9 - 12 of row 14 and vice versa.

Symbols for sts 25 - 28 of row 13 should read as symbols for sts 25 - 28 of row 14 and vice versa.

Rows 19 and 20 have the same error.

Follow the instrucctions below for the first two rows of the heel flap
Row 1 (ws): sl1, p1, p8wy4 three times, p2
Row 2 (rs): sl1, k1, cf8 three times, k2
Continue as written for the remainder

***This pattern is in the process of being re-edited, please bear with us and will will get the correct pattern up asap! The current version available has the correct charts but we want to make sure the text is right, too!****