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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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The Man in the Brown Suit

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Pattern Description:

Inspired by the novel The Man in the Brown Suit, by Agatha Christie, these socks offer classic moss stitch ribbing with a dash of cabled elegance. Suitable for a man or a woman, these socks provide an uncomplicated knit, with just enough variety to keep your interest.

The Man in the Brown Suit, at least in the novel, is mysterious, adventurous, independent, strong and loyal. We should all have a Man in a Brown Suit in our lives. Even if we have to knit it ourselves.

The pattern instructions are provided for four sizes, small, medium, large and extra-large.

Pattern includes instructions for toe up and cuff down, written and charted.


32 sts = 4 inches in stocking stitch; blocked.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Small, (medium, large, extra large), with an 7.75" (8.5, 9.5, 10.5") circumference, blocked.


  • Approximately 407-450 yards (372-411m) of Sheepy Time Knits Corrie sock yarn (1 skein= 407yd/372m per 3oz/100g), or similar.
  • 1 set of 5 US #1 (2.25 mm double-point needles, or size needles required to obtain gauge.

You Will Also Need:

  • Tapestry needle

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

SheepyTime Knits, Corrie Sock