Checkerboard Socks


Designed by:  Nancy Bush
I like to make socks with interesting textures and so chose this small square design from an Estonian pattern book to give a geometric pattern which would also complement the changing colors in the yarn.  I chose 2/2 ribbing for the back of the leg, to aid in the fit of the sock.  I chose to use a Round or French toe shaping, as they are two of my favorite techniques for classic sock construction.

Colorway: Rumplestiltskein


  • 1 (1,1) skeins BMFA Socks that Rock® lightweight
  • US size 1 (2.25mm) needles, or size to obtain gauge
  • Tapestry needle

Gauge:  28 sts and 40 rows = 4" (10cm) over circular Stockinette stitch

Sizes:  women's small (medium, large)

Finished Measurements: 

7 (8,9)" [18 (20.5, 23) cm] foot circumference

7 (8,7)" [18 (20.5, 18) cm] leg length from cuff to top of heel flap

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