Baltic Hourglass

The socks are done, and are just lovely:


Like many others, I noted that there seemed too be too many stitches. So I left out one entire repeat, working the leg with 60 stitches. I left 35 stitches for the instep, and increased the remaining 25 heel flap stitches to 30.

Apart from that, I worked them in the usual top-down gusseted construction, keeping the slipped stitch pattern all along the sole as I usually do, for added wear-resistance. On the toe, I continued the ribbed pattern on the instep for a smoother visual transition.


Despite using more yarn for the heavy-duty sole, I still have 20% of the skein left. I’m getting quite a little collection of sock-yarn leftovers; time to start hunting for scrap-busting patterns!

Pattern: Hourglass Socks from Knitty
Yarn: Madelinetosh Sock in “Baltic”; 1 skein
Needles: 2.25 mm dpns.
Ravelled: here



4 thoughts on “Baltic Hourglass

  1. those are such beautiful socks, and you were very smart to continue the ribbing detail down the toes- it looks SO good!

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