Stubbly Hubbly by Meaghan Schmaltz

Stubbly Hubbly

June 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch knit in the round, taken after blocking
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
300 - 400 yards (274 - 366 m)
6¾ (7¾, 8¾, 9¾)” / 17 (19.5, 22, 24.5) cm circumference
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In 2014, I released my very first knitting pattern - The Hubband Socks. On each consecutive wedding anniversary since that day, the Hubbs has received a new pair of socks designed just for him. These were designed for my bearded man and presented to him for our 9th anniversary in 2017.

Never mind that I didn’t publish them for a year…


  • Candy Skein Yummy Fingering (fingering/sock weight; 75% superwash USA merino wool, 25% nylon; 463 yds / 423 m per 3.5 oz / 100 g), 1 skein: ‘Poppyseed’
  • US 1.5 (2.5 mm) 32” / 81 cm circular needle
  • Fixed stitch markers (2)
  • Locking stitch marker (1, optional)
  • Row counter (optional, recommended)
  • Tapestry needle (for weaving in ends)

1 (2, 3, 4): 6¾ (7¾, 8¾, 9¾)” / 17 (19.5, 22, 24.5) cm circumference at the widest part of the foot; length of foot is customizable

Recommended Fit: 1” / 2.5 cm negative ease in circumference, measured at widest part of the foot (while standing), and 15% negative ease in length when measured from the tip of the longest toe to the back of the heel.

32 sts and 48 rnds = 4” in stockinette stitch knit in the round, taken after blocking


  • These socks are worked from the toe-up, using the Magic Loop method, beginning with Judy’s Magic Cast On technique. These socks also feature a Fleegle Heel (no pick ups!) and are bound off using Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off. Written instructions or links to tutorials are provided for each technique.
  • These socks are identical to one another; knit 2 to complete a pair. The pattern section varies in size based on the size of sock being knit. Be diligent in following sizing to ensure you are using the instructions/ chart for the size of sock being knit. Each chart and written set of instructions indicates size.
  • Instructions are provided for the smallest size, with larger sizes in parentheses. When only 1 set of instructions is provided, it applies to all sizes.
  • Adjust needle size as necessary to match gauge.
  • Written and charted instructions are provided for these socks. The written instructions and charts are broken down by size; you may not need to print every page of this pattern.