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Spiral Rib Kilt Hose


Traditional men’s kilt hose worked in a worsted or medium weight sport yarn, with a simple to work but fancy looking crossed stitch spiral rib worked around the cuff and then in columns down each side of the leg. The spiral rib is then split in half at the heel flap divide and worked as a two stitch twist mock cable down the sides of the foot. Seed stitch rib columns are worked down the leg, heel flap, and foot. (Of course, these would also be nice for women's knee-highs, too!)


Yarn: Sturdy wool or wool/nylon
blend suggested. Worsted weight:
approx. 8 oz/227 grams; 540 yds/494
meters. Sport weight: approx. 8 oz/
227 grams; 660 yds/604 meters.
Double Point Needles: Worsted
weight: Size 4 US/3.5 mm.
Sport weight: Size 3 US/3.25 mm.
Or size needed to obtain correct gauge.
Optional extra needles: smaller set of
dp needles to be used to tighten
ribbing of garter, 1 or 2 sizes smaller
than main needles.
Notions:Yarn needle;
Stitch marker
Gauge: 5 (6) sts = 1”/2.5 cm in st st.

Sizes (see note for size options):
Men’s Small, Medium, Large
Finished Measurements of

Smallest size: worked with sport yarn
at 6 sts=1” and smaller set of numbers:
Cuff and Calf: 12”;
Lower Leg/Ankle and Foot: 7”.
Medium size: worked with worsted
yarn at 5 sts=1” and first set of
numbers, or sport yarn at 6 sts=1” and
second set of numbers:
Cuff and Calf: 14”;
Lower Leg/Ankle and Foot: 8”.
Largest size: worked with worsted
yarn at 5 sts=1” and larger set of
Cuff and Calf: 17”;
Lower Leg/Ankle and Foot: 10”.

Sizing Notes: Sizes are based on the yarn weight and gauge, and which set of numbers are used. In this way, 3
sizes can be made using the two sets of numbers in the pattern. If you use worsted weight yarn and the smaller
numbers, or sport weight yarn and the larger numbers, you will make the standard medium width sock. If you
use the thicker worsted weight yarn and the larger set of numbers, you will make the largest width sock. If you
use the thinner sport weight yarn and the smaller set of numbers, you will make the narrowest width sock.
Socks are best knit with slight negative ease, so if between sizes, choose a smaller size. With any choice,
adjust lengths of Leg and Foot to desired lengths where stated in pattern.


Price: $6.00 (US)


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Shapely Secrets Socks


A sock pattern of tricks for shaping stockinette stitch socks for a better, snugger fit to hug your legs and your ankles, but without interrupting the stitch pattern of the self-patterning sock yarns.  Features special ankle stitch shaping and graduated top ribbing.  A unique concept for those great patterned sockyarns! 

(Formerly published in the Fall 2003 issue of Dawn Brocco's Heels and Toes Gazette)



Two sizes —Women’s small-medium / Women’s large-Men’s small

As Knit:  Flat, unstretched: Heel to Toe:

9.75 / 10.5”, Foot Circ.: 7 / 8”


Yarn Requirements

Fingering/sock yarn, 2 skeins, 225 yards each (approx)

Suggested Needles Needed

US size 0 (2 mm) double point

Gauge: 9 sts = 1" for a solid, sturdy sock fabric


Price: $5.00 (US)


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Popcorn Lace Socks


Using ribbing in your socks doesn’t have to be boring! These socks incorporate 3 steps of ribbing in their design. First, the custom ribbing on the cuff is designed to flow into the lines of the Popcorn and Lace Rib pattern on the leg. Then this simple combination of stitches is both functional and decorative at the same time. The ribbed structure provides a good fit by stretching for many leg sizes, while the easy popcorns and eyelet lace add visual interest. Finally, the popcorns are eliminated on the foot where the bumps might feel uncomfortable in a shoe, while the eyelet lace rib is continued seamlessly down the foot for a fine fit with fancy looks.

(Formerly available in Cast On, published by The Knitting Guild of America, Fall Accessories Issue, 2002)



Women’s Small (Medium, Large)

As Knit:  Top of Leg to bottom of Heel:

10 1/2”, Heel to Toe length: 8 (9, 10)” Leg circumference: 6 1/2 – 9 1/2”, stretches to fit


Yarn Requirements

Fingering/sock yarn, 2 skeins, 225 yards each (approx)

Suggested Needles Needed

Size 2 US (2.75mm) double point needles


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Hot Pockets Felted Slippers


These felted wool slippers are quick to knit, and extra warm. Shown here before and after felting.  A pocket is added to the top of a basic beginner’s sock that holds a felted wool pouch insert. The pouch is filled with dried rice or grains before closing, and then it is micro waved and inserted into the slipper pocket for long lasting warmth. Novelty yarn may be added to the cuffs and pocket tops for fun effects after felting. (See additional photos, some with novelty yarn, on my General Knitting page!)

Also wonderful without pocket for a basic felted slipper sock! (Formerly published in the Winter 2003 issue of INKnitters Magazine)



Adult small to large, depending upon how much felting is done after slipper is knit.

Yarn Requirements

Bulky weight wool, 220 yards/200 m. Sample knit with: Reynolds Lopi (100% Icelandic Wool) 110 yd / 3 ˝ oz (100 m / 100 g) balls; #0053;

2 skeins. (Optional yarn: small amount of novelty/eyelash yarn for cuffs and pockets; several yards, depending on how much you wish to add to edges.)

Suggested Needles Needed

Size 10 (US)/ 6 mm double pointed needles, set of 4



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