The Amicus Socks - A pair of pink socks with vertical cables and eyelets is laid flat on top of a cream lace background and some antique botanical prints. They are surrounded by white roses and white snapdragons, along with a cup of tea.

The Amicus Socks – A pair of pink socks with vertical cables and eyelets is laid flat on top of a cream lace background and some antique botanical prints. They are surrounded by white roses and white snapdragons, along with a cup of tea.

Here are links to find the Amicus Socks on Payhip, Etsy, and Ravelry. Read more below to learn about the inspiration behind the shawl and all the details that will help you decide whether this pattern is a good fit for your knitting needs.

PAYHIP:

Here’s where you’ll find the Amicus Socks.

To take 15% off your purchase through Sunday, April 11, use the code AMICUS.

ETSY:

Here’s where you’ll find the Amicus Socks.

The pattern is 15% off through Sunday, April 11. Discount automatically applied at checkout.

RAVELRY:

Here’s where you’ll find the Amicus Socks.

The pattern is 15% off through Sunday, April 11. Discount automatically applied at checkout.

ABOUT THE AMICUS SOCKS

amicus (n) – from the Latin for “friend”

One thing that helps me get through day-to-day life is the support of good friends. Friends can help cheer you up when you’re feeling down, give wise advice, comfort you when you’re scared or sad, and rejoice with you when things go well. I wish you deep, sustaining friendships that nourish you in the coming years.

And a good pair of socks can be friends of a sort, too. They’ll keep your feet snug on cold nights, provide soft comfort when you need it, and help protect you from chafing and blisters. These socks, with their dancing eyelets and simple cables, are a feast of cozy details meant to comfort and warm you. With their simple stitch repeat (just ten stitches and six rows), these socks are also an easily-memorized pattern you can take anywhere with you.

AMICUS SOCKS DETAILS AND SPECS

Here’s where you’ll find all the information about the Amicus Socks to help you decide what yarn and needles to use, which size to make, and whether this pattern is the right one for you.

SIZES
S, M, L

Finished sock dimensions: 7.5” (19 cm), 8.75” (22 cm), 10” (25.5 cm) circumference (Note: most people like their socks snug, so choose a finished sock size that is slightly smaller than your actual foot)

MATERIALS
Fingering weight yarn, 300-380 yds (274-348 m)

Sample shown knit in Sweet Sparrow Yarns Swift, 80% SW merino, 20% nylon, 400 yds (366 m) / 3.5 oz (100 g)

GAUGE
4” (10 cm) square = 32 stitches x 40 rows in stockinette

NEEDLES
One set of needles for your preferred style of small-circumference knitting in a size to match gauge listed above

Suggested needle size: US 1.5 (2.5 mm)

TOOLS
One stitch marker for beginning of round; optional additional markers between pattern repeats
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

SKILL LEVEL
Intermediate

Techniques: cables, increases, decreases, knitting in the round


A close-up on the cuffs of the Amicus Socks. They are worked with 2x2 ribbing.

A close-up on the cuffs of the Amicus Socks. They are worked with 2×2 ribbing.


A close-up on the heel of the Amicus Socks, made with a heel flap and gusset.

A close-up on the heel of the Amicus Socks, made with a heel flap and gusset.


A close-up on the toe of the Amicus Socks, which feature a star toe construction with no Kitchener stitch involved.

A close-up on the toe of the Amicus Socks, which feature a star toe construction with no Kitchener stitch involved.

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