A. Karen Alfke

for Unpatterns   c.2001

SCD Socks from the Cuff Down

'Unpatterns' are the parent of patterns: they teach you to walk, then teach you to walk away. Alfke has written a pattern that is beautiful, amusing, and instructive all at once-- a terrific feat. The allover-ribbed cuff and ribbing down the top of the foot means these socks won't bunch up in your shoes. And there's a round toe, so no grafting, either. Once you've knit your way through a pair or two, you'll understand the process and structure of socks in your very bones. You will then only refer to this pattern occasionally, but show it to other sock newbies (who will be especially dazzled by the super schematic with tips) and encourage them to get their own. Newly remastered for digital publication. See the entire Unpatterns collection here.

Pattern Detail

  • no charts
  • schematics included
  • no sewing
  • all season
  • circular, no sewing
  • 3 sizes: older children's, women's, men's
  • digital PDF has 4 pages (letter size)
  • easy
    • 4 x 4 in
    • 2.75 mm
    • US 2
    • 30.0 st st
    • 4 x 4 in
    • 3.5 mm
    • US 4
    • 24.0 st st
    • 4 x 4 in
    • 4.0 mm
    • US 6
    • 20.0 st st
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