PuddleJumper Socks by Mary Keenan

PuddleJumper Socks

December 2011
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
38 stitches and 46 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
400 - 428 yards (366 - 391 m)
adult medium, adult large
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Looking for something more interesting than straight stripes for your socks, but not so interesting as to demand attention?

Simple increases and decreases in this top-down pattern push stripes off a straight line; you get built-in progress markers, snug-fitting socks, and cheery ‘handles’ resembling the ones on children’s rubber boots.

Both written pattern and charts
Full directions and a cheatsheet to cut out and carry in your bag
Tips (with photographs) on how to minimize holes while picking up gusset stitches
Step-by-step Kitchener stitch instructions for grafting toes shut

Adult Medium (7.5”) and Large (8.5”) foot circumference
(Medium stretches comfortably over an 8” foot)

8.5” from heel base to cuff center back

Stitches described in pattern:
K, P
K2tog, P2tog