V-Formation by Nadja Senoucci


December 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 1 - 2.25 mm
361 - 459 yards (330 - 420 m)
M, L
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These socks were designed for men’s feet. My husband’s feet in fact. But they would also suit women. The name comes from the chevron pattern the purl stitches form on top. It reminds me of a flock of geese taking flight or of planes flying in V-Formation. At the side of the leg, a Roman column is running down the sock, splitting in two at the top of the heel with the halves running down the heel flap and gusset. The pattern continues on the heel flap and down the foot, and the cables remain on through the toe.

The 4-row repeat is easily memorized but still offers enough variation to keep interest even when you have to knit a pair of huge socks. You can create smaller sizes than given in the pattern by either reducing the number of stitches in the rib section, knitting at a tighter gauge or even replacing rib columns with another cable.

Sizes M L – 8.5 inches 9 inches
Materials Any solid or semi-solid sock yarn will do. How much yarn you’ll need depends on how large the feet are and how long you want the leg to be.