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Chequerboard Socks

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Chequerboard Socks
Chequerboard Socks

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knitting in the round
  • two-colour knitting

Pattern Description:

Spice up your self-striping sock yarns with this toe-up sock. Start with a single-yarn, garter-stitch, short-row toe worked on two needles, then knit in the round with a two-color-per-round chequered pattern. This pattern is designed to give a new look to a yarn that would usually give stripes when used singly. The use of garter stitch for the heel and toe and two-color- per-round patterning, make for a strong cozy sock.

This pattern is included in my book, Cool Socks Warm Feet, which is available in paper or pdf format from my website:


variable, but aim for a firm, dense fabric

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • adjustable Adult


  • 50 grams Fingering weight Sock yarn with distinctive colour changes
  • 50 grams Fingering Weight Sock yarn in Contrast Solid Colour

You Will Also Need:

  • 2.25 mm dpns for main body of sock
  • 2mm dpns for toe, heel and cuff

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Lucy Neatby on
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Lucy is a full-time hand-knitting designer, teacher and the author of books including Cool Socks Warm Feet, Cool Knitters Finish in Style and A Little Book of BIG Holes for Hand-Knitters. She also ...

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