The Hapax Socks are inspired by one-of-a-kind hand-dyed yarns. In literature, a “hapax legomenon” (Greek, meaning “said only once”) is a word that appears only once in an author’s body of work. For example, in Shakespeare’s plays, the words “questrist” (a person on a quest to find another person) and “facinorious” (extremely wicked) are hapaxes. Similarly, a OOAK skein of yarn is a special colourway that only appears once in a dyer’s repertoire. This pattern is designed to make those unique, one-time-only works of art shine!
These toe-up socks have a horizontal-line texture pattern that does not compromise the stretch of the fabric. They feature a gusset and heel flap heel using German short rows and a 2x2-rib cuff that fits nicely into the texture patterning. The gussets are patterned continuously from the foot panel, and the texture is worked all the way around the leg. The design is symmetrical and therefore both socks are worked identically.
This pattern is available in three foot circumferences and the socks are adjustable in length and height. It requires the knitter to be able to knit a small circumference in the round (the pattern is method-neutral to suit your preferred technique for socks). It clearly explains all techniques required and provides links to several useful video tutorials, so the pattern is easily accessible to an intermediate sock knitter. Corresponding written instructions are provided for the charts.
This pattern works well with many different dye styles, especially semisolids, tonals, and non-pooling variegated/speckled colourways.
This pattern is compatible with the knitCompanion app! You can purchase a version prepared specifically for the app by clicking on the white t-shirt icon buying option.