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Hi! My name is Alicia. I'm a knitting ecologist with a weakness for socks, shawls, and shiny pretty yarn. My designs reflect what I like to knit: simple, easy-to-work patterns appropriate for ...

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from Shoelaceswitcher Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Fiasco

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • cable
  • three needle bind-off
  • graft

Pattern Description:

These socks are the first in a series of patterns inspired by one of the greatest sitcoms of all time: How I Met Your Mother. This design is based on Ted Mosby's character and was knit for my dear Fiasco (a.k.a. fiance), who often displays his own hopeless-romantic, Ted-like tendencies.

The pattern includes a photo tutorial detailing steps for knitting the cuff sideways and picking up the stitches for the rest of the sock. The body of the sock involves an easy-to-remember combination of textured ribbing, slipped stitches, and cables, as well as a garter stitch heel and toe. The pattern is both written and charted and includes instructions for three sizes that can be worked at three different gauges with fingering, sport, or DK weight yarn to fit a variety of foot sizes.

The sample shown was knit in BMFA Socks That Rock Heavyweight (DK) yarn, knit in size 1 to fit a man's 10.5" circumference foot. This pattern has been test knitted.


fingering - 8 sts/inch, 12 rounds/inch in stockinette in the round

sport - 7.5 sts/inch, 11 rounds/inch in stockinette in the round

DK - 6 sts/inch, 12 rounds/inch in stockinette in the round

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 7.5" to 11.5" circumference foot


  • 300-380 yards of DK, sport, or fingering weight yarn
  • DPN's size 2.25mm, 2.50mm, or 3.25mm

You Will Also Need:

  • tapestry needle
  • 3 stitch markers
  • cable needle (optional)

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