The unisex Linear Sock pattern features wide panels of knit and narrow grooves of purl that gently curve around the heel. Enjoy crisp lines and graceful shaping in the top-down pattern to keep your feet cosy and warm.
My family love to wear hand knitted socks instead of slippers in winter, especially on our cold hardwood floors, so I wanted to create a sock pattern that we could all appreciate. It's also a small nod to the classic NZ hardwearing sock that many NZers might remember. I still remember those ribbed, woollen socks drying by the fire in winter after my Dad came home from work.
Designed to be worn with approx 2-3 cm / 0.75 - 1.25" of negative ease.
Fit & Yarn Details
I recommend a 4ply yarn with wool and nylon. The wool is good for warmth and structure while the nylon adds durability.
Sock Circumference: cm = 17.5 (20, 22.5, 25) / inches = 7 (8, 9, 10)
Gauge: 32 sts x 40 rows in the Linear stitch pattern
Needles: 2.25 mm / US1 circular needles
Metres = 230 (275, 320, 365) / Yards = 250 (300, 350, 400)
For the sample I used: Zealana Cozi 4ply / sock weight yarn (58% merino, 22% nylon, 15% brushtail possum down, 5% baby alpaca) in sugar. Zealand Cozi yarn is quite heavy for a sock yarn (the gauge on the label is 28 sts per 10cm / 4” in stockinette st, but it feels hardwearing and warm) so if your first swatch is giving you a gauge closer to 36 sts in the Linear stitch pattern, then I’d suggest making a sock size larger than your intended finished size rather than adjusting your needle sizes otherwise your fabric might be too loose. I added an extra size in the grading to give you that flexibility.