The Samwise Socks by Brie Christine

The Samwise Socks

May 2020
Sport (12 wpi) ?
11 stitches and 18 rows = 2 inches
in Stockinette
US 2 - 2.75 mm
235 - 250 yards (215 - 229 m)
Small, Medium, Large
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The Samwise Socks were designed in the middle of the 2020 Covid – 19 pandemic, while I was watching a Lord of the Rings marathon with my husband. I love the series, and by far my favorite character in the trilogy is Samwise Gamgee from Lord of the Rings. He is a solid hero in many different ways, and I like to think that IF hobbits wore socks, he might have worn a pair of these!

These socks have a beautiful and whimsical cable detail, using a sport weight yarn. The thicker yarn makes them a fast project to whip up, with a coziness that is perfect for winter months.

This sock pattern is written in US Standard Terms.

I recommend this pattern for intermediate knitters, so you are easily able to work the cable details.

Sizing is as follows:

Sizes: Small, Medium, and Large.
Small is the size used on the model, who normally wears a size 6.5 -7 US Shoe size. For Medium, US Shoe size 8 – 9, and Large for larger shoe sizes.

Construction uses the classic heel flap and gusset technique.

I carefully wrote this pattern so you could use DPN’s, 9 inch circular needles, or the magic loop method. I want you to be able to make these socks with whatever tools you are comfortable with, or have accessible (my personal favorite is the 9 inch circular needles). The pattern is written in reference to stitch counts and stitch markers.

If you have any questions about this pattern, please email me at