Rock Solid by Kino Knits

Rock Solid

February 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
35.5 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette in the round, blocked
US 1 - 2.25 mm
232 - 570 yards (212 - 521 m)
XXXS (XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL) to fit foot circumference 6 (6.5, 7, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5)"
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I’m thrilled to design again for the Lots of Socks KAL, which recognizes the beauty and uniqueness of individuals with Down Syndrome. For these socks, I chose some bright mini-skeins and arranged them in bold colorblocks. A main color stripe (an I-cord incorporated right into the socks) travels down the back of the leg, then splits around a Fleegle-style heel (great for high insteps!). Donations from the initial launch sales of these socks went to benefit Down Syndrome International to give children with Down Syndrome around the world a rock-solid foundation.

If you want to rock mismatched socks on Lots of Socks Day (3/21), consider reversing the color sequence on the second sock, as shown in the sample.


  • XXXS: to fit 6”/15 cm foot circumference
  • XXS: to fit 6.5”/17 cm foot circumference
  • XS: to fit 7”/18 cm foot circumference
  • S: to fit 7.5”/19 cm foot circumference
  • M: to fit 8”/20 cm foot circumference
  • L: to fit 8.5”/22 cm foot circumference
  • XL: to fit 9”/23 cm foot circumference
  • XXL: to fit 9.5”/24 cm foot circumference

Sample shown in Size M.

Yarn (yards required for XXXS (XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL) sizes, includes 15% buffer:

  • Main color (black in sample): 41 (50, 55, 60, 70, 76, 87, 93) yards
  • C1, C2, C4, C5 (each) (pink, orange, green, blue in sample): 37 (43, 50, 57, 65, 74, 83, 92) yards
  • C3 (yellow in sample): 43 (51, 59, 68, 77, 87, 98, 109) yards

Sample shown in size M in Mint Rain Hand Dyed Twist Sock; 80% merino, 20% nylon; 600 yards (366 m) per 5.3 oz (150 g); Highlighters Plus Black miniskein set

Blocked Gauge:
35.5 sts and 48 rounds per 4”/10 cm in stockinette stitch in the round


  • 3 stitch markers
  • tapestry needle for weaving in ends
  • scissors for trimming ends

US 1 (2.25-mm) needles for knitting socks, or size needed to obtain gauge

Social Media:
Please post your finished socks on social media with #RockSolidSocks, #KinoKnits, and #lotsofsockskal. Please also tag @kinoknits.

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