Good old sock knitting is always the best. What a simple, pleasant, portable project for all times. For the ColorRib Socks I created a color block look with a twist on the rib placement. Starting at the cuff, I love the look of the extended rib that goes beyond the usual length and extends slightly into the color change at the leg. Next, the little pop of color for the heel, the ribbing on the foot, and the unexpected placement of the color change for the toe, it all comes together to make a super fun sock.
The sock is worked from the cuff-down with a traditional heel flap. The pattern is written for double-pointed needles but could easily be worked on a different method like magic loop, if you prefer.
Also, this pattern will look fantastic with any sock yarn from Barrett Wool Co. Home Fingering Weight yarn to commercial sock yarn to any hand-dyed masterpiece yarn. You could use only one color or many.
Enjoy the ColorRib Socks pattern! Make a ton of socks, give them away, keep them for yourself. Handknit socks are truly a treat to knit and to wear.
Small (medium, large)
7 (8, 9) -inches in circumference.
Selecting Your Sock Size
The size selected should be about an inch smaller than the actual measurement at the ball of the foot. This will make the sock snug-fitting and not baggy.
Size example: My foot, at the ball of the foot, measures 9-inches in circumference so I make the medium-size sock which measures 8-inches in circumference.
Helpful Size Notes:
For reference, I use the medium size to fit my US women’s shoe size 7.5 feet. I wear a 38 in European sizes.
Other Useful Ideas: I use the size large for men’s socks to fit my sons’ US men’s shoe size 11 feet.
For sport weight socks, I use the size small instructions with a US size 2 needle to fit my feet.
Home Fingering Weight by Barrett Wool Co., 100% American Wool (370 yards / 100 grams). Main Color: 1 skein; CC1 (cuff/leg), CC2 (heel), and CC3 (foot/toe): 25 grams of each.
For the sample shown in the photos, use the following colorways:
CC1: James (cuff)
MC: Peony (leg and foot)
CC2: Snowy Pine (heel)
CC3: Wild Grass (toe)
US size 1/2.25mm double-pointed needles (set of 4) or size to obtain gauge. You can also use magic loop or other methods for working on a small circumference in the round but this pattern is written for double-pointed needles.
8 stitches per inch in stockinette stitch
Tape measure or ruler