Lineage by Nicola Diggins


March 2024
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
33 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in Rib pattern
US 1 - 2.25 mm
101 - 399 yards (92 - 365 m)
Baby, (Child: Adult - Small: Medium: Large)
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Socks to keep your whole family’s feet warm and snug. Use a special sock set of stylishly coordinated colours or make the most of your stash and use every scrap in a kaleidoscopic patchwork of stripes, heels, toes, and cuffs.

The socks are knit from the cuff down; the leg is knit in a rib and garter pattern which changes to rib across the instep. The heel flap is also in rib with a garter-stitch edge.
After shaping the toe, stitches are grafted together.


Baby, (Young Child: Adult - Small: Medium: Large)


12 (14.5: 17: 19.5: 22) cm / 4.75 (5.75: 6.75: 7.75: 8.5) inches. Choose a size abut 10% smaller in circumference than the intended wearers leg or foot for best fit.

Yarn Requirements

The socks were designed with a fingering weight Ainsworth & Prin Sock Set with two contrast colours.
Colour A: 73m - 311m
Colour B: 19m - 48m
Colour C: 8m - 22m
Amount will vary according to foot length.

Suggested Needles

1 set of 2.25mm / US 1 double-pointed needles (DPNs)


Spare 2.25mm / US 1 DPN to pick up heel stitches.
3 Stitch markers.
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends.


33 sts and 48 rounds to 10cm / 4” worked over Stocking Stitch using 2.25mm / US 1 needles, measured after blocking. You may need smaller or larger needles to match tension.


Knitting in the round
Knitting stripes
Heel flap
Turning a heel
Grafting toes