Scamper by Maggie Menzel


July 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 23 rows = 2 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
250 - 400 yards (229 - 366 m)
Extra-small (66 stitches), small (72 stitches), medium (78 stitches), and large (84 stitches)
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Scamper is the second pattern in a series of socks designed for self striping yarn that I released throughout 2015 and 2016, Striped Strides. You can find the sequel collection, Striped Strides 2, here. Purchase 1 Striped Strides collection and you can get the second for 25% off! No coupon code needed!

You’ll find yourself wanting to scamper through your day in these fun and colorful socks. They feature a unique stitch pattern that warps the stripes in the yarn throughout sock.

Though designed for self striping yarn, because there’s a different stitch count every other row these socks would probably be good for breaking up pooling in a variegated yarn. They also look fabulous in a solid or semi solid yarn.

These socks are knit cuff down. They use a provisional cast on to create a smooth, and very cute, cuff. The heel on the socks is a variation on a high top after thought heel. They are a bit roomier than a traditional after thought heel, and allow for the stitch pattern to be carried down through the heel.

Notes on Sizing
Scamper comes in four sizes (extra-small, or 66 stitches, small, or 72 stitches, medium, or 78 stitches, and large, or 84 stitches). These sizes do not necessarily refer to a typical women’s size extra-small, small, medium, or large. The socks have very little stretch, and are tighter than most socks (it’s important to check gauge with this pattern). You should knit a size that is 10-14 stitches larger than what you would knit a stockinette sock in at the same gauge. So if you usually knit a 54 stitch sock, the 66 stitch size should fit you, if you normally knit a 60 stitch sock, you’ll want the 72 stitch size, etc.

E-Book Information
Throughout 2015, and a little of 2016, I released 5 patterns designed for self-striping yarn. Each pattern is available for sale individually, but additionally they are available as a group. This is the ebook listing, although you won’t actually receive a book if you use that option. Instead you’ll receive a group of individual patterns.

This means that there are two purchasing options. You may purchase whichever patterns you desire individually, for $4 each, or you may purchase all 5 together, for $18.

You may purchase the ebook here.