Hodge by Stella Lange


March 2010
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8.5 stitches = 1 inch
in stocking stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
117 - 130 yards (107 - 119 m)
Baby new born and 3-6 months
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Hodge is a little ‘stay-on’ bootie, with a ribbed sock held in place by a fold down cuff and stretch and bounce back sides which don’t kick off easily. Designed to be knit in Vintage Purls sock yarn for easy care, and on 2.25 mm needles so the rib stays firm - Hodge comes in two styles, plain or with a little lace trim. Hodge is a compilation of many many ideas of knitting, for babies, is in two sizes, and is offered as a free pattern. Hodge is knit top down and is finished with a russian graft at the toe - there is an accompanying video that demonstrates this technique, a quick and easy nice finish for garter stitch grafting. And perfect for using up left over sock yarn, 25g will knit you the largest size!

many thanks to Morag of Vintage Purls for the lace variation …. on the yellow pair.

Knit24seven suggested the following errata, I had the pattern test knit several times and this didn’t come up - but I’m happy to post it here with thanks to Knit24seven

i’ve updated the pattern to reflect the above errata and checked the stitch counts (July 2016),

Errata: Round off of instep extension Row 2 should end K2 NOT K1 Stitch count after instep pick up should be 58(62)