Smock Madness by Elisabeth White

Smock Madness

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

This pattern is available to participants of Sock Madness 13 only. It will be available for purchase after the competition concludes in June.

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