Pythagorean by Ainur Berkimbayeva

Pythagorean

Knitting
September 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Twisted Rib
US 3 - 3.25 mm
202 - 330 yards (185 - 302 m)
1 (2, 3, 4, 5)
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This pattern is available as part of our digital publication September Collection.

I was playing around with alternative ways of sock construction and wondered what would happen if I approached the shape of human feet as triangular prisms. The socks are knit toe-up but follow a different increase rate than regular socks, and you end up forming right-angle triangles on either side. That’s where the name came from. I’d wear them in a way you can see them, like a conversation piece.

Sizes

1 (2, 3, 4, 5)
Finished gusset circumference: 22 (24.75, 24.75, 27.25, 30) cm / 8.75 (9.75, 9.75, 10.75, 11.75)” - recommended to be worn with 1-2.5 cm / 0.25-1” of negative ease.

Gusset circumference is measured around the arch of the foot, just in front of the ankle.

Yarn

Tukuwool Fingering (100% Finnish wool; 195 metres per 50 g)
185 (220, 230, 265, 300) metres / 202 (240, 250, 290, 330) yards

Sample shown is knit in colourway Humu. Marie wears a size 3 with 0 cm / 0” of ease.

Needles

3.25 mm / US 3 circular needle with a cable length of at least 80 cm / 32” (or needle size to obtain gauge)

This pattern uses the magic loop technique.

Gauge

30 sts x 40 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (in the round, in Twisted Rib stitch, after blocking)

Notions

• Blocking tools (blocking mats, t-pins, blocking wires)
• Darning needle
• Removable stitch markers (optional)
• Scrap yarn or stitch holder
• Tape measure

Contributors

• Photography, Hair & Make-up: Melinda Dela Costa
• Model: Marie Kauffmann
• Tech Editing: Marina Skua

These socks’ pattern is #sizeinclusive and graded in five sizes to fit finished gusset circumference of 22 (24.75, 24.75, 27.25, 30) cm / 8.75 (9.75, 9.75, 10.75, 11.75)”