Rattan Socks by Renate Kamm

Rattan Socks

May 2023
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
300 - 340 yards (274 - 311 m)
Small 7”/18cm (Medium 8”/20.5cm, Large 9”/23cm)
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This sock pattern is one of the 2023 Supersock World Championship warm-up patterns. At the end of the activities, on August 31, 2023, this pattern will be released for sale.

Rattan socks are knitted top down with a twist cable pattern that closely resembles a woven baskets. Amish baskets and their signature bend are the inspiration for new new sock heel design that closely resembles the curves of a rattan basket.
Adjustable in height and length, these socks will fit exceptionally well.
Cast on cuff with a German Twisted cast on and work a narrow band of 2/2 ribbing. The main pattern is an easy cable repeat worked without a cable needle. The heel is a variation of Cat Bordhi’s Sweet Tomato heel worked in stockinette stitch. The instep continues the cable pattern, while the sole is worked in stockinette. The toes are worked in a star pattern.

Difficulty: easy, with prior sock knitting.
Material Required: 100g of fingering weight yarn.
Gauge: 30 sts x 40 rows in stockinette stitch
Needles: US 1.5/2.5mm, circular or a set of DPNs, or needle size required to achieve correct gauge.
Notions: BOR marker, tapestry needle