Neta by Dana Gervais


July 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
9 stitches and 14 rows = 1 inch
in pattern stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
350 - 390 yards (320 - 357 m)
Narrow (Medium, Wide, Extra Wide) Circumference: 6.25 (7, 8, 9) inches/15.9 (17.8, 20.3, 22.9) centimetres. Foot length is customizable
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This design is very personal and special to me. This sock is inspired by, and named for my Grandmother, Neta. Neta is my paternal grandmother, and aside from being the kindest, most nurturing soul I’ve ever known she also taught me to knit and to make socks. She even managed to remain patient while teaching pre-teen me how to execute a successful Kitchener stitch, which speaks volumes about her capacity for patience and understanding. She was a finesse knitter, and she and her knitting have inspired every stitch I’ve ever knit.

Neta is worked from the cuff down and features an easy to memorize stitch pattern on the front and back of the leg. The stitch pattern is both written and charted. This pattern features an Eye Of Partridge heel flap, and arch shaping through the gusset and instep stitches. The stitch pattern continues on the top of the foot until the pattern stitches are consumed and replaced by stockinette stitches. The sock ends with a wedge toe that is grafted closed using Kitchener stitch.

Instructions are included for 4 circumferences and foot length is customizable.

2.25mm (US 1) needle in preferred style for working small circumference in the round or size needed to obtain gauge

Tapestry Needle
Stitch Markers

9 stitches & 14 rounds = 1 inch/2.5 centimetres in stockinette stitch after blocking
8 stitches & 11 rounds = 1 inch/2.5 centimetres in 1x1 ribbing after blocking

Working in the round
Kitchener stitch

Narrow (Medium, Wide, Extra Wide)
6.25 (7, 8, 9) inches/15.9 (17.8, 20.3, 22.9) centimetres

Foot length is customizable

Thank you to Kniterations for tech edting this pattern and to all the amazing test knitters who test knit it.