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I've been crafting since I was young! I caught the bug when I was old enough to use scissors and glue. I remember growing up in Turkey and my first grade teacher brought in an artist to teach us how ...

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Fretful Socks

from Twisted Knitter
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Fretful Socks
Fretful Socks Fretful Sock

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit, purl, knit a heel flap, turn a heel, pick up gusset stitches

Pattern Description:

Due to some anxiety-inducing issues over which I had no control, I cast on for a sock in order to focus on something else. The little twisted cable stitches (no cable needle required) were great for keeping track of where I was in my pattern and also made it easier to knit the second sock -- I just counted twists to duplicate the point at which I started my heel flap and did the same thing when it was time to shape the toe.

While I hope you aren't feeling as fretful as I was when I knit this sock, I hope it provides you with knitting pleasure! I chose a merino/silk blend and enjoyed every minute of it.


9 stitches per inch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Small, Medium


  • 2.25 mm DPNs or size needed to get gauge

You Will Also Need:

  • Stitch markers (optional)

Suggested yarn:

430 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Phydeaux Designs Soie


Sugar Plum

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