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JC Briar



Columns of knits decorated with purl dots slither across these socks, like tracks left in the sand by a sidewinder snake. Columns of purls create ribbing that ensures a snug and comfy fit.

Knit from the top down, the Sidewinder socks begin with twisted-stitch ribbing that slowly changes into the main Sidewinder stitch pattern. The flap-and-gusset heels make use of the Eye of Partridge slip-stitch pattern, while the Sidewinder patterning continues down the instep. The socks end with round toes that do not require any grafting.

Pattern Detail

  • stitch patterns are both written out and charted
  • no schematics
  • no sewing
  • all season
  • circular, no sewing
  • 6½ (7½, 8½)" [16.5 (19, 21.5) cm] foot circumference, to fit 7½ (8½, 9½)" [19 (21.5, 24) cm] foot
  • digital PDF has 6 pages (letter size)
  • intermediate
    • 4 x 4 in
    • 2.5 mm
    • US 1.5
    • 32.0 st st
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Sidewinder3 Sidewinder4 Sidewinder6 Sidewinder7 Coverpage

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