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PuddleJumper Socks

from Mary Keenan Knits
(6) Name: 'Knitting : PuddleJumper Socks
PuddleJumper Socks
PuddleJumper Socks
PuddleJumper Socks
PuddleJumper Socks

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit in the round
  • Increase
  • Decrease

Pattern Description:

I designed these socks because I couldn't find the perfect pattern for me - the one for which I could:
- memorize the pattern
- not need a stitch marker
- be able to stop at any of four different needles when called upon on walk off a subway car or down the stairs of a bus without losing my place, and
- not go crazy from not being able to see obvious signs of progress

and not have the socks bag at the ankle, either. The fact that they're fun like a pair of kids' rain boots is just a bonus!

Pattern includes:
- both written pattern and charts
- full directions plus a cheatsheet to cut out and carry in your bag
- tips (with photographs) on how to minimize holes while picking up gusset stitches
- step-by-step Kitchener stitch instructions for grafting toes shut


34 sts, 46 rows = 4" in stocking st
(Please take time to check gauge - if you don't naturally knit with relaxed tension, you may need to go up a needle size or two.)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Foot: 7.5 (8.5)" circumference (Medium stretches to fit comfortably on 8" foot)
  • Length: 8.5" from heel base to cuff centre back
  • (Sizes are given for both medium and large.)


  • Knitterly Things' Vesper Sock (100% superwash merino, 428 yds/100g), 1 skein sufficient for most foot sizes (if you have both a long and wide foot, consider a contrast colour for ribbing, heel flap/turn, and toe)

You Will Also Need:

  • 2.25mm set of 5 double pointed needles, or size to obtain gauge
  • safety pins to mark rows, if desired
  • darning needle

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