Grapevine (Digital Knitting Pattern)
Grapevine is a fun to knit sock pattern that melds together my love for twisted stitches and cables, using these techniques to create an eye-catching arrow texture that makes its way across the instep of the sock and back of the leg. The arrow texture is gently nestled between garter sections, which is where you’ll also find our size adjustments for the pattern – making this 8-sized toe-up and cuff-down pattern very size-inclusive.
The pattern has been reverse engineered, so the arrows will point up the sock regardless of whether you’re working toe-up or cuff-down. However; if you’re feeling adventurous and would prefer arrows point down the sock instead, it’s quite easy to swap things and I’ve included notes on how to do so.
Note: This is a digital knitting pattern for you to download and print at home. No physical pattern will be shipped.
Grapevine – Worked in the round, Grapevine contains both cuff-down and toe-up written directions and a chart for the pattern stitch. The pattern has instructions for a short row heel, but you may substitute whatever heel you enjoy using (links included for alternatives).
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 (ensure you denote your instep stitches with extra markers – so you don’t miss the placement of the heel or toe shaping).
(Measured around the ball of the foot.)
7.5 [8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11]” / 19 [20.5, 21.5, 23, 24, 25.5, 26.5, 28] cm circumference – intended to be worn with 1” / 2.5 cm of negative ease.
US1 (2.25 mm) 32-40” (82-102 cm) circular needles, or size required to obtain gauge.
Tapestry needle, cable needle, 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)
8 stitches by 10 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.
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