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Gale Socks

from Datenshi Designs/BelleDame Knits
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Gale Socks
Gale Socks
Gale Socks
Gale Socks

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit, purl
  • knitting in the round with double pointed needles
  • cables with or without a cable needle

Pattern Description:

This sock is inspired by Gale Hawthorne, a character from The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. He is a cunning hunter who specializes in using snares (a skill that serves him well in later books). His name, Gale, is also a type of storm, a force of nature. This sock is meant to combine those two aspects of Gale. A cyclone of cables wraps around the leg, creating a snare-like web.

This is a cuff down sock with 4 sizes (XS/youth, S, M, L) Instructions have been included for a simple and fancy shaped toe. There are also instructions for adjusting leg and heel length.

The right and left socks are mirror images of each other. Separate charts and instructions have been provided for where the socks differ because of this mirroring. Some charts (foot, instep, heel) have highlighted cable crossings to note the difference between the two socks. The charts have been arranged so that you only need to print out 3 pages of charts total for each size.


9 stitches and 10 rows = 1 inch in K2 P2 rib

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • XS(youth), S, M, L


  • 370 - 410 yards (338 - 375 m) of heavy fingering weight yarn (I used Socks That Rock Medium Weight)
  • 1 set of 5 DPNs in US size 1.5 or size needed for guage

You Will Also Need:

  • stitch markers
  • cable needle (optional)
  • tapestry or other blunt tipped yarn needle (for weaving in ends)

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