Gumball Socks by Jacqueline Cieslak

Gumball Socks

May 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
29 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
100 - 150 yards (91 - 137 m)
M (women's shoe sizes 6-9) and L (women's shoe sizes 10-13)
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These whimsical socks are knit in one piece from the ankle down with no seaming. The elegant construction allows you to try them on as you go to determine a precise fit for your foot. Even though they are especially low socks, the unique ankle shaping keeps them from slipping down over your heel. They look great peeking out from under clogs or the slits in low boots, or just on their own around the house!


If you bought a hard copy of this pattern from EWE Fine Fiber Goods in Charlottesville, there are two errors:

1. Under “Back of Heel,” the portion in italics should read:

Readjust needles: The 15 (17) stitches in twisted rib between the markers are “heel stitches”; the remaining 45 (53) stitches are “ankle stitches.” Put the heel stitches on a single DPN; put the ankle stitches on a circular needle.

2. The first line under “instep” should read:

Without turning, knit 15 (17) stitches on ankle needle. K8 (9), PM. This is your new BOR. (60, 68 stitches around)