Flibbertigibbet by Lisa K. Ross


August 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
34 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 1 - 2.25 mm
300 - 450 yards (274 - 411 m)
Adult S (M/L)
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“How do you solve a problem like Maria?
How do you catch a cloud and pin it down?
How do you find the word that means Maria?
A flibbertijibbet! A will-o’-the wisp! A clown!”
- The Nuns,
The Sound of Music**

Flibbertigibbet is a top-down sock featuring complex cables, simple lace, and uniquely placed garter stitch. It begins with a scalloped cast-on. Ribbing gives way to cables and lace, both charted and written, that work their way down the leg. A slip-stitch heel provides durability, while a gusset placed on the bottom of the heel creates a unique look for this fancy footwear. Worked in a solid or semi-solid colorway, this sock transforms the yarn into something both whimsical and wearable, while highlighting the undeniable skill of a proficient sock knitter.

This design is Stage Five in the 2018 Tour De Sock

Adult S (M/L)
Leg/Foot Circumference:6.3 (7.5)”/ 16 (19) cm; fits leg/foot circumference of 7.75-8.25 (9-9.5)”/ 20-21 (23-24)cm
Leg/Foot Length: Adjustable to fit

Three Irish Girls ADORN LUXE (85% Superwash Merino, 15% Nylon; 430 yards / 100 grams); 1 skein OR 430yds light fingering weight sock yarn

Sample in ‘Raspberry Beret’

US 1 (2.25mm), or as needed to meet gauge; DPNs or needles for small circumference knitting

Tapestry needle
5 stitch markers
Cable needle

In stockinette: 34 sts and 48 rounds = 4” (10cm)

In Cable/Lace Pattern: 40 sts and 48 rounds = 4” (10cm)

V. 1.1 includes the following correction. The original pattern included this mistake:
Under Leg Chart M/L Written Instructions:
Row 30: K4, 2/1 RC, k2, p2, yo, ssk, p1, k2tog, yo, p2, k2, 2/1 RC, k3.
Row 36: K1, 2/1 RPC, p1, k4, p2, k2tog, yo, p1, yo, ssk, p2, k4, p1, 2/1 LPC.

Tech editing by Cathy Susko. Photos by Annie Prince Photography.

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