X's by Ellen Tieke


July 2022
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 1 - 2.25 mm
370 - 420 yards (338 - 384 m)
finished foot circumference of 7 (8, 9) inches or 17.75 (20.25, 23) cm
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This pattern was designed in our own hand-dyed yarn over at Loop & Whorl Fiber Co! To celebrate the release of this pattern, enjoy a 20% discount if purchased through ravelry, or receive the pattern for FREE if purchased with any yarn from our store - both promotions are active through July 31, 2022! Thank you for helping us celebrate this pattern’s release!

This is my first ever sock design and I had so much fun throughout the process. I was inspired by the way you always see police put crime scene tape up for this pattern, which is where the X’s come from. This pattern is super fun to use for wild colored yarn because the texture still shows up while also being able to see the color.

The pattern is written for a contrasting colored cuff and toe, but change it up however you’d like! These socks are worked cuff down with a German short row heel. There are both written directions as well as charts for each size.

The instructions are written to accommodate the magic loop method but are easily worked using double-pointed-needles if preferred!