Snapdragon by Jen Lucas


February 2019
Light Fingering ?
32 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch in the round, blocked
US 1 - 2.25 mm
325 - 450 yards (297 - 411 m)
Extra-Small (Small, Medium, Large, Extra-Large)
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These socks are worked from the top down and feature a German short-row heel – my current favorite heel construction. With an easy textured stitch detail at the top of the sock, you can knit this sock pattern with solid, semi-solid, gradient or self-striping sock yarn with beautiful results. Snapdragon is written for five sizes (52, 56, 60, 64, and 68 stitch counts), which makes them perfect to knit for yourself and a friend (or two)!

I have a video tutorial for the German Short Row Heel. You can find it on my YouTube channel, YarnPurpose, or by following this link:

Finished Measurements
Foot Circumference at Ball of Foot: 6.5 (7, 7.5, 8, 8.5)“

32 sts and 40 rnds = 4” in St st, blocked


  • 325 (350, 375, 400, 425) yards of fingering weight yarn
  • Set of US 1 (2.25 mm) double-pointed needles, or needles for your preferred method for small circumference circular knitting, or size needed to obtain gauge
  • 3 stitch markers
  • Tapestry needle

Yarn Used for Shawl Shown: 1 skein of Showcase from Leading Men Fiber Arts, 100% superwash merino wool, 490 yards/100 grams, in the color Bend & Snap