Pattern: Wraparound Socks

Originally published in the November, 2018 issue of Yarniverse, for the Sock Crush yarn subscription service.

Working yarnovers with a decrease is a basic knitting skill, but it creates a fantastic effect when you use it all over a sock! The diagonal lines which wrap around and around this fun and easy pair of socks look more complex than they actually are to execute.


    Diagonal pattern is quite stretchy and sock will expand to fit a range of foot measurements. Finished measurements are therefore quite variable. To fit adult-size feet/ankle girths up to about:
    • Small: 8.5” (21.5cm)
    • Large: 9.5” (24cm)

    Skills required

    • Knitting
    • Purling
    • Yarnovers
    • Decreasing
    • Short rows
    • Grafting
    • Long-tail cast-on, or other cast-on method that is fairly stretchy and which looks good from the right side when you immediately join in the round after casting on

    Materials needed

    • Yarn: Fingering weight, 225 yards for small size, 300 yards for large size - model shown is size large and used 78g of Red Sock Blue Sock Yarn "Cashmerino Sock", 80% merino/10% nylon/10% cashmere goat, 400yds/115g, colour Navy
    • Needles: 2.5mm
    • Three stitch markers: one to mark beginning of rounds, plus two more
    • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
    • (optional) Stitch holder or 8”-long spare length of yarn in similar weight to main yarn


    • 30 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch


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    British Girl said...

    Your knowledge is amazing! I love socks,I love socks, especially the seenal time. Regards :)