Crème de Noyaux Socks

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Crème de Noyaux Socks Pattern


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Knitting: Crème de Noyaux Socks
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Women, Girls



Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit/purl, knit/purl through back of loop, double increases and double decreases as described in pattern
  • knit in the round

Pattern Description:

The almond shaped rib pattern of these socks shows up nice and clearly due to the enhanced stitch definition of the twisted stitches. With the elasticity of the ribbing, the socks will have an excellent and comfortable fit. There are three sizes and three options for the leg length.

The pattern can be done in fingering or light fingering yarn, with slightly different tension and sizing (for DK version, see below).
In light fingering weight tension, the sock circumference at foot will be: 14, 16 and 18.5 cm / 5 1/2, 6 and 7 1/4". In fingering weight tension, the sock circumference at foot will be: 15, 17.5 and 20 cm / 5, 6 and 7.

Choose size depending on circumference of your foot, and how much negative ease you like. For a good fit, the socks should be 2.5-6 cm / 1-2 1/2" smaller in circumference than your foot. For softer yarns choose smaller size/more negative ease, as the ribbing will feel looser in a softer yarn.

At the end of the pattern are instructions for the warmer DK weight version "Almond Socks" (shown in blue in pictures). This one comes in Medium size only, but can still be done in three different leg lengths.

The yardage given is rounded up to full skeins of Regia 4-ply.


32 sts, 44 rows = 10x10cm / 4x4" in stocking stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Women's S, M and L


  • Light fingering or fingering weight yarn, such as Regia 4-ply: 100-150g (420-630m / 460-690 yards), or Oink Pigments Sock yarn
  • 2.25mm / US 1 double pointed needles or size to obtain tension

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Regia 4-ply or Oink Pigments Sock

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I just love knitting gloves: once you get to the fingers there are so few stitches per round, that another finger is finished in what seems no time at all - giving you a constant sense of achievement!

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