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Joanna Rankin has always been an avid crafter. She loves to create in many ways, including screen printing, book binding, and jewelry making, but she spends most of her time sewing and knitting. She ...

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The Socking Dead

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : The Socking Dead
The Socking Dead
The Socking Dead
The Socking Dead

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • stranded colorwork
  • knit
  • purl
  • increase
  • decrease
  • knit in the round

Pattern Description:

You'll want a pair of kick-ass socks when the zombie apocalypse hits to keep your feet warm as you run away from the undead hordes. These socks are knit in the round, top down, with a repeating pattern of brainy zombies knit in stranded colourwork. These socks will keep your feet nice and toasty during the apocalypse, or just whenever you want your feet to look awesome.


38 sts and 44 rows = 4″

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • S(M, L) to fit a lower calf measurement of about 10-10.5″(11-11.5″, 12-12.5″)


  • KnitPicks Stroll Sock Yarn, Ash 1(1, 2) balls
  • KnitPicks Stroll Sock Yarn, Rouge. 1(1, 1) balls
  • KnitPicks Stroll Sock Yarn, Peapod. 1(1, 1) balls

You Will Also Need:

  • 2.0 mm needles for working in the round (optional, if tighter ribbing is desired)
  • 2.5 mm needles for working in the round, or size needed to obtain gauge
  • yarn needle
  • stitch marker

Suggested yarn:

500 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

KnitPicks Stroll Sock Yarn


Post-Apocalyptic Grey, Zombie Flesh, and Braaaaains!