Stuffed Olives Socks by Mimi Codd

Stuffed Olives Socks

August 2014
Sport (12 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
306 - 328 yards (280 - 300 m)
These socks are incredibly stretchy and will accommodate most women’s foot sizes. Foot length is fully adjustable for a perfect, custom fit.
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Note: This, under the guise ‘Quirky Stripes socks’ were mistakenly published under the name of designer ‘Amanda Jones’ by Simply Knitting magazine, but the pattern was actually by me, mis-attributed to someone else.

A sideways knit leg with buttoned detail allows for a mix of super-comfortable vertical garter making way to a smooth stockinette foot.

The mixture of super-cushioned garter stitch and option to button up or turn down the leg for a mixture of styles makes these socks incredible comfortable and versatile. They are also fun to knit, as you won’t get bored as you switch between flat knitting and working in the round, between working in subtle transitioning stripes and letting the colour transitions of the zauberball do the work for you. The sock can also be worked in either one or two solid sport-weight sock yarns that will knit to an equivalent gauge.

Due to the nature of the sideways stretchy and comfortable garter stitch, these socks will accommodate pretty much any leg and ankle circumference. The button detail was included both for decoration, but also function, as it allows anyone who has in the past found hand-knit socks difficult to pull on a far easier fit as you do not have to struggle to get the leg section over the wide foot and arch area.