Cumulus by Carissa Browning


January 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 25 rows = 2 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
360 - 450 yards (329 - 411 m)
S, M, L
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Page 78 of Interweave’s “New Directions in Sock Knitting: 18 Innovative Designs Knit from Every Which Way”

Like billowing clouds, this sock design builds on itself, layer upon layer. Not your ordinary toe-up sock, this one begins with an overgrown magic cast-on from which two scallop shapes are formed. Each subsequent scallop is made from stitches picked up along the edges of previous ones. The heel construction is far from average, with two extra-large scallops emerging from a long, thin heel flap of sorts (the tail of the previous scallop from the bottom of the foot). Short-rows are employed to create the heel as well as to even out the curved top edge in preparation for the ribbed cuff. This pattern is ideal for hand-dyed yarns because the constantly changing stitch count minimizes the risk of striking or pooling colors.

Finished size
6.5 (7.5, 8.5)“/16.5 (19, 21)cm foot circumference
8 (9, 9.75)”/20.5 (23, 25)cm foot length
8.25 (8.75, 9.25)“/21 (22, 23.5)cm leg length