Fountains of Portland by Janelle Serio

Fountains of Portland

June 2011
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches = 1 inch
in stockinette and fan pattern
US 1 - 2.25 mm
350 - 400 yards (320 - 366 m)
Women's S, M and L (8", 9" and 10" foot circumference)
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Now full pattern available in pdf, sizes sm, med and lg. Please contact me with errata, questions via email at


For those of you who have attempted to knit this pattern, you have probably quickly found that you cannot. It is un-knittable as written!

I learned this as I looked over it for the first time in over a year (since writing it, my first try at a pattern….) and realized it was not usable.

Please note there is a new URL link now to the new and hopefully improved pattern, including 3 sizes this time. I am nearly done with the pattern, having only the toe decreases to do, but am checking and rechecking the math before releasing the rest.

It is still not a tested pattern as it is still free, so please feel free to contact me via comments here or on the blog with errors you may find.

Thank you for your patience and happy knitting!!


This pattern was written for fun as a welcome to you lovely folks who visited my hometown, Portland, OR for Sock Summit. They are intended to reflect the multiple fountains and other water features in our city.

For those of you who visited us, I hope you had a lovely time. And for all of you, I hope you come see us soon!