Smock Madness by Elisabeth White

Smock Madness

by Elisabeth White
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Knitting
March 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
9 stitches and 12 rows = 1 inch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
350 - 440 yards (320 - 402 m)
S, M, L
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This pattern was originally a part of Sock Madness 13.

One of my favorite aspects of participating in Sock Madness each year is learning new techniques. This year, I decided to challenge myself by designing a pattern using a new-to-me technique: smocking. Naturally, I had to force this new knowledge onto all Sock Madness participants as well. The smocking in this pattern takes a simple ribbed sock and makes it nice and fancy.

This pattern is worked cuff-down and has a heel-flap and gusset. It is charted.

General Information / Materials:

Sizes: Small, (Medium, Large)

Finished Measurements:
Foot Circumference: 6.5 (7.25, 8) inches, unstretched
This pattern is reasonably stretchy. Choose a size that will give you about 1 inch of negative ease in foot circumference.

Gauge: 9 stitches and 12 rows per 1 inch in stockinette

Needles: US 1 (2.25 mm) or size needed to get gauge
Yarn: Approximately 350 (395, 440) yards of fingering weight sock yarn. The sample used Miss Babs Hot Shot in the colorway Fig.

Other Materials: One spare DPN in the same size as the sock needles you’re using, darning needle