Painting Triangles Socks


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    • This is a pdf knitting pattern.

      These socks are knit top-down in the rnd with fingering weight sock yarn. The color pop accents are ideal for using leftover colors from your sock and shawl projects. Begin with 2x2 ribbing and continue striping your colors together with slipped stitches as you work with one color at a time. This project is a beginner friendly colorwork pattern that you can easily customize by knitting more triangles for a longer leg and foot or knit fewer triangles for a shorter size.

      All rights reserved. Pattern for personal use only.

    • Sizes 
      1 [2, 3, 4, 5] 

      Size 4 shown on a US 13 / EU 47 size foot with an actual foot circumference of 10″ / 25cm.

      Finished Measurements

      5 [6, 7, 9, 10]″ / 13 [15, 18, 23, 25]cm leg and foot circumference. Measurements taken after blocking.

      Socks are designed to fit an actual foot circumference of 6 [7, 8, 10, 11]″ / 15 [20, 23, 28, 30]cm. The socks are designed to fit with negative ease. Choose a size with a finished foot circumference measurement that is approximately 1″ / 2.5cm smaller than your actual foot circumference, so that the sock will fit nice and snug on your foot. The socks can stretch a bit more, so if you knit a size that is 2″ / 5cm smaller than your actual foot size, then the sock should still fit well with a tighter fit.

      The lengths of the cuff, leg, and foot are easily customizable by knitting more column stripes for a longer ankle and foot or fewer column stripes for a shorter leg and foot.

      Fingering weight

      Approximately 320 [380, 420, 460, 500]yds / 293 [347, 384, 421, 457]m total
      MC - 180 [220, 240, 260, 280]yds / 165 [201, 219, 238, 256]m
      CC’s - 140 [160, 180, 200, 220]yds / 128 [146, 165, 183, 201]m total

      The sample socks feature 3 CC’s.


      US 1 / 2.25mm circular in 40″ / 100cm length or size needed to obtain gauge

      Magic loop method is used for knitting in the rnd. You can use DPNs if you prefer.

      Watch this Westknits video to assist with the Magic Loop technique.

      1 stitch marker, tapestry needle


      39 sts & 60 rnds = 4″ / 10cm in slip stitch triangle pattern after blocking 28 sts & 44 rnds = 4″ / 10cm in stockinette stitch after blocking

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    • Punk Rock Unicorn Soul (85% Superwash Merino Wool, 15% Nylon; 437yds / 400m per 100g skein)
      MC - Spilled Oil
      CC1 - Honig
      CC2 - Black Ice
      CC3 - Clematis

      The sample features 3 CC’s, but you can use as many CC’s as you like.