The Baluster Socks were originally published in Knotions Magazine back in the fall of 2022. They’re now available with two additional sizes, new photos, and an LVA version. Below, you’ll find links to purchase the pattern, an easy shopping list, project specs, and more.
These socks are knit from the top down with a ribbed cuff, heel flap and gusset, and wedge toe. They are graded to three sizes for a wider range of fit. The ribbing that runs the length of the sock helps keep them snug and supportive.
Easy Shopping List
Magpie Fibers Swanky Sock Chiaogoo US Size 1.5 (2.5 mm) short circular needles Stitch markers
1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Finished sock dimensions: 6.25” (16 cm), 7.5” (19 cm), 8.75” (22 cm), 10” (25.5 cm), 11.25” (28.5 cm) circumference (Note: most people like their socks snug, so choose a finished sock size that is slightly smaller than your actual foot)
Fingering weight yarn, 280-440 yds (256-403 m) Sample shown knit in Magpie Fibers Swanky Sock, 80% superwash merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon, 400 yds (366 m) per 4 oz (115 g)
Intermediate Techniques: decreases, knitting in the round, stockinette grafting