Pocket Full of Cloves has a simple to remember 8 round repeat, making this a fun to knit pattern. Perfect for when I’m sitting and gabbing with my grandmother, just engaging enough to keep my mind active as her dementia has her repeating the same story over and over, but simple enough where I can take notice when a new story surfaces.
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Pocket Full of Cloves – Worked in the round, Pocket Full of Cloves contains both cuff-down and toe-up written directions and a chart for the pattern stitch. The pattern has instructions for an afterthought heel, but you may substitute whatever heel you enjoy using.
The pattern is written for the magic loop method for knitting socks; however, the design could be worked on double-pointed needles or mini-circulars instead should you prefer.
(Measured around the ball of the foot.)
7.5 [8, 8.5, 9]” / 19 [20.5, 21.5, 23] cm circumference. The sample shown was knit using the toe-up version of this pattern on 64-sts.
US1 (2.25 mm) 32-40” (82-102 cm) circular needles, or size required to obtain gauge.
Tapestry needle, scrap yarn, stitch markers
300-500 yds / 274-458 m fingering weight yarn (depending on the length of your foot and leg)
Gingersnapthat – Zest Fingering 80% Merino 20% Nylon 425 yds (389 m) / 3.5 oz (100 g) Color: Pumpkin Spice
9 stitches by 11 rounds in stockinette = 1” / 2.5 cm, after blocking. Gauge is crucial in obtaining the correct fit. Changes in gauge will result in a size difference for your finished socks.
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