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Mod Quad Socks

For the past few years, I’ve been inspired and obsessed by the concept of modular squares, knit from the outside in. Until this pattern, I’d never found a practical way to use this motif on a sock.

This pattern was originally designed with a simple handpainted yarn in mind. The subtle texture of the squares worked well with the direction of the knitting, to create a unique, pebble-like effect. My partner can be thanked for taking it to the next level by using a self-striping sock yarn from Noro. Obnoxiously loud, but addictive to knit.

This ankle sock is knit from the toe up to the heel, leaving a 24 stitch gap across the top of the foot. Squares are then knit into that gap, and along the cuff area of the sock. The cuff is later finished with a simple rib, and an afterthought heel is picked up, worked, and grafted.

Sizing:
one size, fits women’s 7 – 10

Gauge:
30 sts / 48 rows to 4 inches in stockinette stitch

Materials:
Approx 350 yards fingering-weight yarn – shown in Noro Kureyon Sock
2.5mm (US 1) set of 5 dpns, or size to obtain gauge
To work the pattern as written, you will need 5 dpns. A set of 4 will require modifying the pattern and using markers.
2.5mm (US 1) straight or circular needles (optional)
stitch holders or scrap yarn
yarn needle
stitch markers



$5.00 US

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