Pluton Socks

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Pluton Socks Pattern


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Knitting: Pluton Socks
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Women, Men



Skill Level:

intermediate skill level requirement Advanced

Pattern Description:

The short-rows in these socks seem to intrude on the background. In geology when magma forces its way into existing rock and cools the resulting rock is called an intrusion or pluton, hence the name Pluton Socks.

This pattern explores short-row color technique with enough support to accomplish the socks as written or to free form your own unique design. Double Stitch short-row instructions are given for the color work.

Pictures of two sample socks are included here. The size large is from one skein of Kauni with black intrusions. The size medium is knit with Kauni remaining from the large socks and Knitpicks Chroma. The shorter repeats of Chroma allow for nearly identical socks, the longer repeats of the Kauni may require more than a single skein for two identical socks. Of course any sock yarn could be used, even little bits left over could be mixed for the color intrusions.


6 stitches and 14 rows = 1 inch in short-row garter stitch

Suggested yarn:

450 yards of DK weight

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I love to take an idea and translate it into knitting. If it pushes the boundaries of what has been done, that is even better. Modular knitting is probably my favorite knitting as the individual pieces are easy to remember and you can put it down and pick it back up and not have to spend much time thinking about where you are in the pattern.

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