Topsy-Turvey Socks by Ann Budd

Topsy-Turvey Socks

December 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 24 rows = 2 inches
in diagonal rib pattern
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
425 - 550 yards (389 - 503 m)
About 7 1/2 (8 1/2, 9 1/2)" (19 [21.5, 24] cm) foot circumference with rib slightly stretched, 8 1/4 (9 3/4, 11)" [21 [25, 28] cm) foot length from back of heel to tip of toe.
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I’ve been fascinated with the idea of making a pair of socks in which the two socks are knitted in different directions. This pair features a short-row heel and toe, with the first sock knitted from the top down and the second sock knitted from the toe up. No more “second sock syndrome” because you don’t knit the same sock twice!

All of the techniques specified in these instructions are covered in my Craftsy class Essential Skills for sock Knitting..

The foot length is adjustable. This stitch pattern is best worked with sharp-point needles. The upper half of each leg is worked on needles one size larer than needed to get gauge so that the upper leg circumference is slightly larger than the ankle circumference.