Tantamount by Hunter Hammersen


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August 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches = 4 inches
in blocked stockinette
325 - 400 yards (297 - 366 m)
Written in four sizes and three gauges to fit most anyone (see notes below for more).
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This pattern (along with most of my earlier work) was retired in the summer of 2022. However, it may be available for a few days once or twice a year. Read on for details!

In the summer of 2022, I realized that maintaining a back catalog of hundreds of patterns was kind of overwhelming. I couldn’t do it and still release new things. So I took my old patterns down so I could keep doing new work.

Since then, a handful of my favorites have come back, and lovely new things have come out. But the vast majority of the old patterns are retired and will no longer be generally available.

However, enough folks have asked about some old favorites that I’m planning to make many of the retired patterns available for a few days once or twice a year (most likely in late spring and then again in the fall around Thanksgiving).

  • If you see the buy buttons on this page, you’ve caught it on one of the days it’s available, and you’re welcome to grab it!
  • If you don’t see the buy buttons on this page, then it’s not currently available.
  • If you want to hear when the retired patterns will be available, subscribe to the mailing list or patreon, or keep an eye on my instagram.

Tantamount adjective equivalent in value, significance, or effect

I hear again and again that you folks really love basic socks…but basic socks with just enough of a twist to keep things interesting. If that’s what you want in a sock, I think these might be exactly what you’re looking for!

The majority of this sock is lovely, meditative stockinette. But, to keep things interesting, there’s a perfect little mirrored cable panel running down the outside of your foot and the inside of your heel. There are two variations of the panel, one that carries the cabling through the whole sock (that’s the blue one), and one that is a bit more restrained (that’s the purple one), and both versions are included in the pattern.

They’re both great fun to knit (the cable really is clever…and I suspect they’d pass muster even with those who insist on more mellow socks). And the end result is so amazingly tidy you can’t help but be pleased!

They’re written in four sizes (56, 64, 72, and 80 stitch cast on) and you should feel free to adjust your gauge a bit to fine tune the fit of the sock. Just be sure that you’re working at a gauge that gives you a sturdy sock fabric with your chosen yarn!

I recommend working at something around 7, 8, or 9 stitches per inch, and I’ve included a table to help you figure out what gauge you’ll want to use for the size you need. With that range of sizes and gauges, the socks will fit a foot (measured around the ball of the foot) between 6.75 and 12.5 inches (with lots of points in between).

These are perfect for you if:

  • You secretly love a plain sock…but not too plain
  • You love that tidy little cable

They’re not for you if:

  • You don’t like charts (the pattern uses charts)
  • You hate swatching (you need to swatch to check your needle size)