Happy Ruffled Socks Using Manos Alegria
Happy Ruffled Socks Using Manos Alegria
Years ago, a Churchmouse added a darling ruffle to a pair of simple socks. They made us so happy, we had to share! We’ve written a free adaptation to accompany our original Basic Sock pattern so you can ruffle up your socks yourself. For young-at-heart grown-ups, these socks are pretty with sneakers and sweet in Mary Janes. The socks’ shorter length makes them perfect for warm weather—and you’ll finish them much faster.
We thought Manos Alegria—’joy’ in Spanish—would cheer the ruffles on even more. A brilliant fingering-weight yarn, Alegria is a blend of superwash merino and sturdy polyamide. It’s ultra-soft, resilient, and easy to care for—perfect for socks. With a range of rampant variegated colors and rich solids, these Happy Ruffled Socks are bound for fun!
Medium adult: medium width; up to 10"/25cm foot.
1 skein Manos Alegria (445 yds/425m each); shown in color 9089 Huarache. Or approx. 250 yds/229m of an equivalent fingering-weight sock yarn.
NEEDLES & NOTIONS
US 1½ (2.5mm) set of DPNs, or size to get gauge.
US 1½ (2.5mm) 16 or 24" circular needles (for ruffle), or size to get gauge.
Darning needle to finish.
32 sts = 4" in stockinette stitch.
The Free Adaptation
See "The Details" tab for size, yarn, needle, and gauge information.
Please refer to the original pattern for complete instructions. Only changes are covered in this adaptation.
Ruffled cuff: Using 16 or 24" circular needle and cable cast-on method, cast on 256 sts.
Row 1 (RS): Without joining, K2Tog across row. (128 sts remain)
Round 1: Join in round, being careful not to twist. K2Tog around (tugging a little after each K2Tog), and divide stitches onto three double-point needles: 20/20/24. (64 sts)
Round 2: K2/P2 around.
Repeat Round 2 until ribbing measures 2".
Proceed to Step 2 for heel flap. Complete sock in stockinette stitch (knit every round) as directed.
Finishing: Finish as original pattern, using cast-on tail to close small gap at beginning of ruffle.
Free adaptation explaining how to add a ruffled cuff to your Basic Socks. (Download)
Printed Basic Socks pattern, plus free Happy Ruffle adaptation. (Requires shipping.)
Digital Basic Socks pattern, plus free Happy Ruffle adaptation. (Download)
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