Opus 1100

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Note: this sock was designed for sock-blank dyers, but any narrow-striped 4-ply/light fingering yarn can be used.

Description from pattern:
Narrow-striped, mid-calf sock with a chevron stitch panel at the front. This sock was designed to exploit the possibilites of sock-blank dyeing, and to manipulate yarn which is space-dyed with narrow stripes. There are two separate patterns for knitting cuff-down and toe-up, and both patterns include options to knit the sock with a small, medium or large number of sts per row. You can further adjust the width of the sock by using one of two needle sizes. That gives a total of 2 styles, 2 sock-knitting methods and 5 width-adjustments. Foot length is infinitely adjustable.

Above gauge is for small and medium sizes on 2.5mm needles. Gauge for large size is 28 sts per 4 in on 2.75 mm needles.


  • Either: 100g or 460yd/420m of 4ply or light fingering sock yarn, space dyed for narrow striping.
  • Or: 100g or 460yd/420m of 4ply or light fingering sock yarn, undyed for sock-blank dyeing.

Needles: 4 dpns for cuff-down or toe-up version. An experienced knitter could substitute a pair of circulars for either version.

  • Metric: size 2.25 - 2.5mm for small and medium; 2.75mm for large
  • UK and Canadian: size 13 (sm & med); size 12 (large)
  • US: size 1-2 (sm & med); size 2 (large)

Other materials:

  • 3 stitch markers, row counter

Optional for dyeing a sock blank:

  • Black fabric dye appropriate for 50g wool (e.g. Dylon)
  • Kool-aid in bright or light colours appropriate for 50g wool.
  • Dyeing equipment and instructions appropriate for your dye and yarn

This is a fully-written and comprehensive 18-page pattern, including 8 pages of charts. You can print out just the pages you need, from the pdf.