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Swirl Bumps Socks (unisex)

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Swirl Bumps Socks (unisex)
Swirl Bumps Socks (unisex)
Swirl Bumps Socks (unisex)

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit and purl
  • work in the round
  • basic decreases (k2tog and ssk)
  • graft live stitches using Kitchener stitch

Pattern Description:

These unisex socks use a simple knit and purl pattern to create the effect of swirling lines and break up the pooling that sometimes occurs with hand-dyed yarn. Wear them swirling toward each other or away from each other, depending on your mood (and your attention span when getting dressed).

The sample shown in the photos used one skein of sock yarn; it was knit following the directions for the smallest size, and the foot measures 9.5 in./24 cm long. Your actual yarn use will depend on the width and length of your foot. Be sure you have enough yarn to complete your project.

This pattern has been professionally tech edited.


32 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch in the round

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Adult Small (Medium, Large), to fit a foot circumference of 8 (9, 10) in./20.5 (23, 25.5) cm


  • approximately 100 g of fingering weight sock yarn
  • US 1 (2.25 mm) needles, or size needed to obtain gauge, of your preferred type for knitting in the round

You Will Also Need:

  • yarn needle (to weave in ends)
  • stitch markers
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About the designer

I learned to knit from my aunt when I was about 7 years old, but it wasn't until 2005 that I got really serious about the sticks and string. I learned to spin in 2008 and began designing in 2011. Now ...

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