Rampant by Hunter Hammersen


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September 2011
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches = 1 inch
in blocked stockinette
US 1 - 2.25 mm
350 - 450 yards (320 - 411 m)
written in three sizes and three gauges to fit most anyone, at 8spi, fits a foot or leg of 7.5 [9, 10.75] inches
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This pattern (along with most of my earlier work) was retired in the summer of 2022. However, it may be available for a few days once or twice a year. Read on for details!

In the summer of 2022, I realized that maintaining a back catalog of hundreds of patterns was kind of overwhelming. I couldn’t do it and still release new things. So I took my old patterns down so I could keep doing new work.

Since then, a handful of my favorites have come back, and lovely new things have come out. But the vast majority of the old patterns are retired and will no longer be generally available.

However, enough folks have asked about some old favorites that I’m planning to make many of the retired patterns available for a few days once or twice a year (most likely in late spring and then again in the fall around Thanksgiving).

  • If you see the buy buttons on this page, you’ve caught it on one of the days it’s available, and you’re welcome to grab it!
  • If you don’t see the buy buttons on this page, then it’s not currently available.
  • If you want to hear when the retired patterns will be available, subscribe to the mailing list or patreon, or keep an eye on my instagram.

Rampant adjective marked by wildness or absence of restraint

I was having a rather challenging week. I was in the middle of massive exams at school, I was doing edits for a book project, and the neighbor’s son had just handed me a tiny sick kitten he found on the driveway of a house down the street.

I had no time to knit. But if I didn’t knit something, I was going to have a breakdown.

So I made these socks. They’re quick and easy but still quite satisfying.

The elongated stitches help coerce even the most pooling-prone yarn into good behavior. The pattern will suit both men and women, and there are three sizes to help you fit almost anyone.

If your life is proving a bit challenging these days, maybe these will help!

The pattern comes in three sizes (54, 66, and 78 stitch cast on) to fit most anyone. And of course you should feel free to adjust your gauge a bit to fine tune the fit of the sock. Just be sure that you’re working at a gauge that gives you a sturdy sock fabric with your chosen yarn. I recommend working at something around 7, 8, or 9 stitches per inch, and I’ve included a table to help you figure out what gauge you’ll want to use for the size you need.

These are perfect for you if:

  • You love interesting cables
  • You want to wrestle a multi-colored yarn into submission
  • You need a little help holding onto your sanity at the moment

They’re not for you if:

  • You don’t like charts (the pattern uses charts)
  • You hate swatching (you need to swatch to check your needle size)