Dale (Digital Knitting Pattern)
Dale is a sock pattern inspired by the movie Top Hat – featuring the incredibly talented duo Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. The lace panel that runs along the top outside of this sock pattern reminds me of Dale’s (Played by Ginger Rogers) incredibly flowing dress as she dances in the iconic Cheek to Cheek number.
Note: This is a digital knitting pattern for you to download and print at home. No physical pattern will be shipped.
Dale – Worked in the round, Dale contains both cuff-down and toe-up written directions and a chart for the pattern stitch. The pattern has instructions for an afterthought heel, but you may substitute whatever heel you enjoy using.
The pattern is written for the magic loop method for knitting socks; however, the design could be worked on double-pointed needles or mini-circulars instead should you prefer.
(Measured around the ball of the foot.)
7.5 [8, 8.5, 9]” / 19 [20.5, 21.5, 23] cm circumference. The sample shown was knit using the toe-up version of this pattern on 60-sts.
US1 (2.25 mm) 32-40” (82-102 cm) circular needles, or size required to obtain gauge.
Tapestry needle, scrap yarn, stitch markers
300-500 yds / 274-458 m fingering weight yarn (depending on the length of your foot and leg)
Turtlepurl Yarns – Striped Turtle Toes
75% SW Merino 25% Nylon
450 yds (412 m) / 3.5 oz (100 g)
9 stitches by 11 rounds in stockinette = 1” / 2.5 cm, after blocking. Gauge is crucial in obtaining the correct fit. Changes in gauge will result in a size difference for your finished socks.
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LOW-VISIBILITY & SCREEN READER FORMATS:
A low-visibility and a screen-reader accessible version of this pattern are available. The low-visibility format is 24pt print in Arial, black font, no italics, and contains written directions (there are no charts to work from). The screen reader format has all the items mentioned above, contains no abbreviations, and the read-aloud function checked accessibility on both a Windows PC and Android device.