Rib It Socks Test Knitters

Thanks to my test knitters, the rib it socks pattern now has more detailed yardage requirements, additional information on optimal sock sizing and foot length, charts for the heel sections, and the toe set-up section got reworded a few times for clarity. It also went from 7 to 8 sizes, as I had a request for a bigger size. 

Here are some of the fabulous Rib It Socks test knitters, photos shared with permission.

Kinga (@Kingasknits)

64 stitches. 8.5 stitches per 1” / 2.5 cm.

Knit in Spun Right Round Tough Sock (75% Merino, 25% Nylon) light fingering weight.

”I would say that the description of it being a potato chip knit summarizes it perfectly. You want to just keep working on it and not put it down; “just one more round” until all of a sudden you’re at the toe. It fits incredibly well and is there is no need to pick up stitches, which allows us to skip that dreadful tiny hole that sometimes occurs!”

Anna Lena (@knits_of_froda)

72 stitches. 8.5 stitches per 1” / 2.5 cm.

Knit in Opal 4 ply (75% Wool, 25% Nylon) light fingering weight.

Anna Lena lengthened the cuff slightly. She also added the purl ridge to the lace trimmings.

80 stitches (for their spouse). 8.5 stitches per 1” / 2.5 cm.

Knit in Opal 4 ply (75% Wool, 25% Nylon) light fingering weight.

Ioana (@Boldodeea)

48 stitches. 8.5 stitches per 1” / 2.5 cm.

Knit in Drops Karisma (100% Wool) DK weight.

“If you were a knitter looking to knit this pattern, or any other one of Celine's, I would say - hurry up and cast it on! At the end you will get a beautiful garment /sock and you will have definitely learned something new and interesting! A new stitch, a new technique or a new construction method! All the good stuff!”

Annika (@knittingbyanni.k)

56 stitches. 6.5 stitches per 1” / 2.5 cm.

Knit in Woolwomen Handdyed Superwash Sock Yarn, sport weight.

Ronda (@CuriousPurplePig)

48 stitches. 7 stitches per 1” / 2.5 cm. 

Knit in Lorna Laces Sportmate (70% Merino, 30% Rayon) sport weight.

Ronda knit the cuff the same number of rows as the eventual toe, to make measuring the sock length easier.

“(1) this is a great pattern for Indy-dyed yarn. The texture breaks up pooling/flashing. (2) the pattern is simple, but engaging. (3) the heel construction is easy to follow and will fit a variety of foot types. (4) the sock hugs my foot and are super comfy.”

Elif (@atelieryufi)

72 stitches. 10 stitches per 1” / 2.5 cm. 

Knit in Hobbii Rainbow Sock Wool (75% Wool, 25% Nylon) light fingering weight.

Elif skipped the purl round before the toes, and added an extra round of knitting before grafting the toes.

“Every foot is different and trying different heel constructions is key to find "your sock pattern". I believe this pattern with both its stitch pattern and heel construction can very well be the solution to most common sock fit issues.”

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Additional Thoughts

Here’s what a few more testers had to say:

”As always your patterns are well written with clear instructions. If you want to learn a new technique these socks are for you with a brand new type of heels”  -Lyne Leroux (@lyneleroux007), 80 stitches.

“This pattern will allow us to be able to perfect the pair of knitted socks. I love how the not so common heel is constructed and how it then hugs the heel and ankle area to not bunch up like some traditional constructions. I can't wait to try more gauge and different types of yarn to see how they wear.” -Lisa (@Lise_peace), 64 stitches.

“Great pattern for any kind of yarn. You can just grab some yarn from your stash, check the gauge and make your dream socks. I would say that advanced beginners will manage to follow the pattern and knit the socks without problems ☺️.” -Ewa Malinowska (@Malinowska.knitting),40 stitches.

“Great pattern that really focuses on the perfect fit and works with any kind of yarn! Very easy to modify and have fun with but also lots of guidance for less experienced knitters.” -Abi Feeley (@FeeleyFibres), 64 stitches.