Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Any Gauge Ribbed Socks

I don't know about the rest of you, but really dislike knitting swatches. I never get gauge and it makes sock knitting in particular rather difficult. Most of my socks are knit on size 0 and I still can't get "normal people" gauge.

Awhile back I had talked about putting out my ribbed sock pattern. And what made this one so wonderful is that it doesn't matter what gauge you get. You measure your foot, your one swatch, and do two simple calculations. Then you match your magic number to one of the cast on numbers and knit your socks. No thinking, just knitting. I've done all the thinking for you. Your welcome. 

As a bonus, the formula can be used for more than a ribbed sock. You can easily plug in stitch patterns if you wish. These socks are knit toe up. The instructions feature a short row toe and heel. Any toe or heel method can be used in place of the short row method. 

If you are interested in getting a copy of the Any Gauge Ribbed Socks pattern, it can be found on bear-ears.com, ravelry, and craftsy.


A big thank-you to kiwipurler for all her help in getting this pattern ready. It wouldn't have been possible without her. 

8 comments :

Pumpkin said...

Ah, so you are one of those mythical people who knit socks with size 0 needles along with Wendy Johnson. I love the idea behind this pattern, I know that some people freak out when faced with any kind of math, but I firmly believe that it is one of the most important factors in getting a perfect finished product. Wonderful work, now get back to work on The Book, Missy.

Alina Sayre said...

Yay, good work!

collegeknitting said...

They look great! Such a cool idea. And I'm very impressed by the amount of math that I'm sure that it took.

kiwiyarns said...

As I've said to you privately, it was a total pleasure to help out. It's such a useful pattern!

Maryse said...

Nice socks! I don't think I swatch for socks but I try the first one many times! That's why I so prefer to knit the second one and never had the second sock syndrome ;-)

Danette said...

Nice socks. I hate knitting gauges too. Most of my socks are on size 1 needles but some are on 0's. Hope life is treating you fabulously!

Andi G said...

Excellent! Love these socks. Bravo you for this brilliant sock recipe. :)

Baa-Me Kniits said...

Although I have yet to finish a pair of socks I think this is brilliant...well done and thank you for all the hard work :-)

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