Sockophilia is another in our Mindless sock pattern series. This one will make you addicted to socks!
Very simple lace pattern, added to a wonderful heel that has no stitches to pick up, makes it the perfect for beginning sock knitters.
Both toe up and top down versions are included in the pattern.
Sock - derived from the Latin soccus, the Old English socc and the Middle English word socke. The "soccus" was a shoe worn by Roman comic actors. It was a "calceoli" or sock-like and fitted loosely so they could be taken off quickly. Roman’s sometimes wore soccus with sandals and then removed their sandals indoors; the soccus remained on their feet.
Philia – derived from the greek philia meaning friendship or dear
Needle: 2.25mm (Be sure to check mm, not all US sizes are the same)
**NOTE**There are only two sizes in this pattern, but you will find that adjusting your needle size and doing the smaller or larger size will allow you to have several other size possibilities.
Gauge: 8st/in with stockinette in the round
Yarn: 300-400+ yards of sock yarn in a solid or tonal colorway. (This will depend on how long you want the leg. An anklette will take about 250 yrds, a longer cuff of about 6 inches tall will take about 400 yrds.)
S (7 in. circumference unstretched)
L (8.75in. Circumference unstretched)
These socks were originally designed for a knit-a-long in the Criminal Knits group.