Shenanifriends Socks


A fingering weight sock pattern with a twisted stitch up the leg and featuring corrugated two color stitches at the cuff, heel and toe.


The socks you wear when you’re out engaging in shenanigans with your knitting friends. This sock is a simple stitch pattern done over a four row repeat. It’s easy enough to do in the company of rambunctious friends, but has enough interest in the colorwork cuff, heel and toe to make it beautiful to wear in said company and receive a raucous cacophony of compliments. “My, what glorious socks you’re wearing!” Choose your favorite color and that of your best friend and cast on together or make a pair in their favorite colors. Everyone needs a Shenanifriend!

To fit foot circumference with 1″ (2.5 cm) of negative ease: 8 (8.5, 9.0, 9.5)(10, 10.5, 11)” [20 (21.5, 23, 24)(25, 26.5, 28) cm]
Circumference around foot: 7″(7.5, 8.0, 8.5)(9, 9.5, 10) [18 (19, 20.5, 21.5)(23, 24, 26.5) cm]
Leg Length: 7″ (17.5 cm) or as desired.

YARN: Fingering-weight (approximately 435 yards to 100 g): Most sizes can be knit with a typical 100 g skein of fingering weight yarn for MC and approximately 75-90 yards of the contrast color. The largest sizes, especially if knit for long feet, may require an extra skein.

Sample #1, top of photo (9.5″ circumference, 9.25″ long) was knit with 2 Guys Yarn Co. (85% BFL, 15% nylon, 435 yds (398 m) per 100 g) in MC: French Roast (270 yds) and Malabrigo Sock (100% merino wool, 440 yds (402 m) per 100 g) CC: 63 Natural (60 yds).
Sample #2, middle of photo (9.5″ circumference, 8.75″ long) was knit with Regia 4-fadig (75% wool, 25% nylon, 230 yds (210 m) per 50 g) in MC: 90 Grey (280 yds) and CC: 2747 Burgundy (75 yds).
Sample #3, bottom of photo (10″ circumference, 9″ long) was knit with Hedgehog Fibers Sock (80% BFL wool, 20% nylon, 399 yds/365 m) per 100 g) in MC: Exploding Peacock (310 yards) and Malabrigo Sock (100% merino wool, 440 yds (402 m) per 100 g) CC: Light of Love (65 yds).

SUGGESTED SUBSTITUTIONS: I highly recommend a bright colored tweed or speckled yarn for these socks, there are several dyers with beautiful options right now.

GAUGE: 32 sts x 44 rows per 4″/10 cm (8 sts and 11 rows per 1″/2.5 cm) in Twisted Path pattern, slightly stretched)

NEEDLES: US 1 (2.25 mm) or size needed to get gauge

NOTIONS: Stitch marker, tapestry needle.
SKILLS USED: 2 color cast-on; simple stranded colorwork; mock cables; grafting.


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