Intersections by Marceline Smith


February 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 43 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 1 - 2.25 mm
300 - 400 yards (274 - 366 m)
1, (2, 3,4)
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Intersections Socks, originally published in Laine Magazine’s ‘52 Weeks of Socks’, are a cozy exploration of texture. The sample yarn is a commercially available sock yarn with a price point that knitters will hopefully find accessible. The all over cable pattern represents the intersections and crossing paths that infuse and enrich our lives. The texture of our individual experiences comes together with intention to form a Community. Individually, the ways in which we identify ourselves crossover and move and change; draw together and pull apart. Within the Community are real and virtual spaces where we assemble…that is where the magic happens. We spark; we bloom; we grow. Intersections…I’ll meet you there.

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Sock Construction: Toe-up, basic gusset heel, cable patterned instep and leg, ribbed cuff

Sample Yarn (pictured): 2 (2, 3, 3) skeins of Patons ‘Kroy Socks’ 4-ply (75% superwash merino, 25% nylon, 166 yds / 152 m in 50 g), colorway Flax. Choose 300 (330, 365, 400) yds/275 (302, 334, 366) m of a heavy fingering /sport weight yarn. A rounded 3 or 4 ply yarn will make the cables stand out and provide durability.

Suggested Gauge: 30 sts and 43 rounds in 4” (10 cm) of stockinette stitch on larger needles, after blocking

Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4) with 7.5 (8.5, 9.5, 10.5) in / 19 (21.5, 24, 26.25) cm finished circumference. When choosing size, at least 1-1.5”/2.5-4 cm of negative ease is recommended.

Sample is shown in size 2, knit for a US Women’s Shoe Size 7 with 9” (26 cm) foot length, 2” (5 cm) cuff. Foot, leg, and cuff can be knit to fit. Adding length will increase the yardage needed.

Needles & Notions: 32 in (80 cm) circular needles in US 1/2.25mm (for sock cuff) and US 1.5/2.5mm (for sock body) for Magic Loop, or needles for preferred method, cable needle (optional), tapestry needle, scissors.

This pattern is written for the Magic Loop Method, knitting one sock at a time on a single circular needle. Needles are referred to as N1 and N2. Adjust the instructions to your preferred method (DPNs, 2 circulars, two at a time, etc.).

Pattern includes tutorials for:
(1 ) How to cast on for a Toe Up sock
(2 ) How to cable without a cable needle

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Current pattern file (English) is v1.1.

52 Weeks of Socks Book Errata:

  • for Size 2, disregard the Size 2 leg chart; use the foot chart for Size 1 instead to create the cables around the leg

  • for the Finnish Book Translation Only: Kärjen lisäyksissä ja kiilalisäyksissä pitäisi lukea oet, ei ot.*