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Toronto, Ontario

I prefer to design simple patterns that are (relatively) easy to knit. It might be redundant to say so, but I design socks that I’d want to knit. I want a pattern that looks fantastic, but isn’t ...

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Dowager's Prize Diamonds

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Dowager's Prize Diamonds
Dowager's Prize Diamonds
Dowager's Prize Diamonds
Dowager's Prize Diamonds
Dowager's Prize Diamonds
Dowager's Prize Diamonds

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • working in the round, cabling, basic sock construction

Pattern Description:

Diamonds are supposed to be a girl's best friend. This pattern can't make claims about shiny rocks, but these socks will certainly join your prized favorites in your sock drawer.

By combining twisted stitches and 1/1 cables, an intricate pattern of diamonds will appear, some with purled interiors and some with knitted interiors.

This sock is knit from the cuff down. The instructions reference the sole and instep stitches rather than specifying needles, allowing you to use your preferred method (4 or 5 needles, magic loop, 2 circular needles).


32 stitches = 4 inches in stocking stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Womens small, large, with an 8" (10") circumference, blocked.


  • Approximately 400 yards (365m) of Lola-Doodles Twinkle Toes fingering sock yarn (1 skein= 400yd/365m per 3oz/100g), or similar.
  • 1 set of 5 US #1 (2.5 mm double-point needles, or size needles required to obtain gauge.

You Will Also Need:

  • Tapestry needle

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Lola-Doodle's Buff Sock


Dowager's Prize Roses