Broken Chain by Shannon Squire

Broken Chain

July 2021
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 1 - 2.25 mm
300 - 400 yards (274 - 366 m)
Adult Small (Medium, Large)
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This is the fifth pattern in the ShannaJean Club Year 2, a super fun pattern, yarn, and social club celebrating friendship! You can join the club by simply purchasing the collection, and you’ll get a pattern every other month through December 2021.

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This is a new take on a sock I designed for a sock club years ago. I always wanted to develop this pattern for a more meditative knitting experience, and of course, add a toe-up option, so voila! These socks feature a really fun Broken Chain medallion pattern, slipped-stitch heels, and both toe-up and cuff-down versions. Great for variegated, speckled, and solid sock yarns, this may just become your new go-to sock pattern.

approximately 200-350 yds/183-320 m fingering-weight yarn. I used Knitted Wit Sock in Sunset on Vacay (rainbow-y socks) & S’Mores (marshmallow’y socks).

32 sts & 44 rnds = 4”/10 cm in stockinette stitch in the round, measured after blocking.
32 sts & 44 rnds = 4”/10 cm in broken chain pattern, measured after blocking.

Adult small (medium, large): 6 (6.5, 8)“/15 (16.5, 20.5) cm foot circumference.
Socks shown with a 4.5”/11.5 cm leg length (measured from top of heel, customizable).

A big thanks to Stefan Lombard (my mister) for the photography, Knitted Wit for the yarn support (as always!) and Meaghan Schmaltz of the Unapologetic Knitter for the Tech Editing!