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Maureen Foulds


Swirl Socks

These socks are a quick and satisfying toe-up knit. The lines flow into one another, reminiscent of swirls of water or ripples on a field of snow on a winter morning.

This pattern contains 2 separate sets of instructions. One for a short row heel and one for a heel flap, using Cat Bordhi’s Riverbed Heel Architecture from her book New Pathways for Sock Knitters, Book One. Used by permission from Cat Bordhi.

The 16 row pattern repeat includes a “rest” row of knit sts on every even numbered row, making this a very quick knit.

Now there's a Swirl Hat, too! And of course the Interrupted Swirl Mitts complete the ensemble just perfectly.

Pattern Detail

  • All patterns written and charted
  • no schematics
  • no sewing
  • all season
  • circular, no sewing
  • medium, customizable
  • digital PDF has 9 pages (letter size)
  • intermediate
    • 4 x 4 in
    • 2.5 mm
    • US 1.5
    • 30.0 st st
Click below for more images and yarn requirements
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