ZikZak socks by Stone Knits

ZikZak socks

March 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
36 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
372 - 399 yards (340 - 365 m)
(S), M & (L)
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The ‘ZikZak’ socks are an all over colourwork sock pattern with a simple, meditative pattern that imitates the stockinette stitch shape. This colourwork pattern is simple and easy to remember and will leave you wanting to knit ‘just one more row’.

Using only two contrasting colours these socks can be created with many of your different favourite colour combinations using less than 50g of yarn in each colour.

These socks are knit from the cuff down with a ribbed cuff and a simple short row heel also known as a Boomerang heel (and has no wraps and turns!). The instructions are written for 3 different size socks using separate stitch counts for small, medium and large.

Size Small (foot circumference 18 - 20.5cm or 7 to 8 inches)
Size Medium (foot circumference 20.5cm – 23.5cm or from 8 to 9.25 inches),
Size Large (foot circumference 23.5 – 26cm or from 9.25 to 10.5 inches)
(If the foot size you are knitting the sock for is not listed here you could go up or down a needle size to make the sock bigger or smaller).

Length of foot is adjustable according to the foot length you are knitting the sock for.

Gauge for Colourwork section)
Small: 2.25mm (US 1) needles 38sts x 40 rounds 10cm (4 inches)
Medium: 2.5mm (US 1.5) needles 36sts x 38 rounds 10cm (4 inches)
Large: 2.75mm (US 2) needles 34sts x 36 rounds 10cm (4 inches)

Any Fingering weight 4 ply sock yarn can be used, approximately 350m (382 yds) in total.
The sample shown is knit in size Medium and uses yarn from Schwedenrot & Sternenglanz in Luxury sock. 75% Merino Superwash, 25% Nylon.

  • Main Colour: Burgundy approx.185m/202yds. 45g/1.5oz
  • Contrast Colour: Erata approx. 140m/153yds. 35g/1.25oz

This pattern uses the magic loop circular needle method (but can easily be knit with dpns).
There are step by step written English instructions with a chart for the colourwork pattern.