Sock club: Pole Dance by Hypercycloid
Although they look challenging, the fun, free pattern for these Pole Dance socks is surprisingly easy to knit.
These fabulous Pole Dance socks are offered for free by designer Hypercycloid (aka Krysten Morganti) and are a great chance to try a knit with an unusual construction. They’re very cleverly made and involve very little knitting in the round and no sewing up!
The pattern starts with a standard ribbed cuff knit in the round. After that, you work back and forth on half the stitches creating one long strip of colour. Once you’ve got to the toe, you pick up stitches along this strip which you use to join the second strip in as you knit so there’s no seaming at the end. Sounds complicated? It really isn’t once you’ve read the instructions.
Pole Dance is designed to fit an adult. The pattern is very forgiving of adjustments to make the circumference larger or smaller and designer Krysten leaves the number of stitches to cast on up to you – use your favourite sock number and the pattern will help you get a perfect sock.
The design uses approximately one 50g ball of fingering or 4ply yarn in each of two solid colours. That said, variegated yarns or stripes would look great too, particularly with a solid shade as contrast. We’ve chosen Regia 4 Ply Color as the 40 variegated shades mix and match well with the brand’s solid colours (see Regia 4 Ply 50g and Regia 4 Ply 100g for solid shades).
Tell us if you knit these socks! Send us a picture of your finished socks, using any sock club pattern, and we may share it on a future sock club post.
How to download the pattern
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Last updated: May 18th, 2015.