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Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

A former navigation officer for British cargo ships, Lucy Neatby now finds herself submerged in the fabulous world of fiber. Whether designing, writing or instructing, she strives to bring out the ...

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Marietta Rib Socks

from Lucy Neatby
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Marietta Rib Socks
Marietta Rib Socks
Marietta Rib Socks
Marietta Rib Socks

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • basic ribbing in the round
  • knitting in the round
  • scallops
  • common wedge toe
  • grafting

Pattern Description:

A carefree ribbed sock with options for scallops or ruffles at the ankle

A ribbed sock with attitude! This pattern comes in a variety of sizes, with a choice of optional frilled tops for a flamboyant and elastic upper edge. The foot has a ribbed upper for a snug fit.
This sock is ideal for showing off an exotic space-dyed yarn.

This pattern also appears in my book, Cool Socks Warm Feet, available in paper or .pdf formats.


Variable gauge according to preference; approximately 7.5 - 9 sts/inch. Remember: the finer the needles you select, the denser the fabric you will create; the resulting sock will wear longer and keep its shape better than one worked on larger

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Adult Extra Small to Extra Large


  • 100g Fingering weight sock yarn
  • A set of double pointed needles (dpns), 6 - 8" in length, size approximately 2 - 2.5 mm (US # 0 - 11/2)

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