Knotty & Nice Socks by Brandy Velten
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Knotty & Nice Socks

February 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 1 - 2.25 mm
280 - 463 yards (256 - 423 m)
Small (Large)
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Knit from the top-down, these socks feature an easy-to-work, textural knot stitch that plays well with lightly variegated, speckled and tonal yarns, alike. These playful socks also feature a fun garter stitch heel worked using the German short-row method.


  • US 1 / 2.25 mm 32” circular needles
  • Tapestry needle

1 skein Long Dog Yarn Bounce Sock (75% superwash merino wool, 25% nylon; 463 yds per 100 g).

Pictured in the New Growth (MC) and First Blush (CC) colorways.

32 sts x 48 rows = 4” / 10 cm in stockinette st

Finished sizes
Small (Large) fit foot width of 8 (9)”. Foot length is adjustable.

Skill level
2 out of 5

Necessary skills
Knit, purl, knitting in the round, k3tog, yarn over, German short rows (written instructions provided), basic decreasing, kitchener stitch.