This is a deceptively simple way of constructing a sock by reducing the flap to a very small strip and working an extended gusset in its place. The rounds form a right angle around the ankle and instep, which gradually softens into a continuous round; hence the reference to the mathematical problem of ‘squaring the circle’.
Nutkin is an easy to memorize pattern with dramatic results. Although the pattern includes many YOs, the sock does not appear lacey. Great for subtle striping yarns, like the one pictured here.
Reynard Socks pattern by Kirsten Kapur
This sock with its ornate cuff, and simple leg and foot, is perfect for showing off beautiful gradient yarns. KnitCircus Thrilling yarn comes divided into two cakes, allowing the knitter to easily achieve a matched pair.
Deflect socks : Deep Fall 2013
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