Waffle Check Socks by Peggy Mann Rinehart

Waffle Check Socks

May 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
36 stitches and 49 rows = 4 inches
in Waffle Check Stitch Pattern
US 3 - 3.25 mm
874 yards (799 m)
M, L
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I like the feel of this waffle check slip-stitch pattern. It’s stretchy, comfortable, and colorful. However, it’s a challenge to manage the gauge of the Waffle Check pattern with the gauge of stockinette. For this pair of knee-highs, I used a variety of needle sizes. Stockinette required a size 1, while a size 3 was used for the instep pattern. The second problem was adjusting the circumference to fit the ankle, shin, and calf. Rather than use increases and decreases, I changed the needle sizes, using sizes 1, 2, and 3. The pattern is written for two sizes: Medium (M) for a woman and Large (L) for a man. The foot length and length from heel to the top of the cuff can be personalized.