Diamonds in his Shoes


A nicely textured pattern that is fun and easy to knit, and results in a sock that Mr. Picky my husband will actually wear. Because I designed the pattern for him, I let hubby choose the name for this design.

I used a corn fiber yarn for my sample that was available back then, because hubby is allergic to wool. The socks work up well in wool, too, if that suits you better.

Pattern is written for three sizes. Cuff stitch counts are 54, 66, and 78 sts. Socks are knit from the toe up, and have a short-row heel.

Pattern details

  • Yarn: Fingering weight sock yarn.
  • Model: Crystal Palace Maizy in Night Shades; 82% corn fiber, 18% nylon; 204 yards in 50 grams.
  • Gauge: 7.5 stitches per inch.
  • Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm).
  • Finished size: 7.5 [9, 10.75] inches.
  • Stitch instructions: Charted and written.

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