AMY HERZOG DESIGNS
Pyromania is a sock pattern guaranteed to keep you toasty warm this fall.
This pattern is a PDF download.
Sizes: S (M, L)
Final Measurements: Foot circumference measures 6.25 (7.5, 8.75)”
Yarn: The Woolen Rabbit’s Harmony sock yarn in “Oh, Ruby!”: 1 (1, 2) hanks. While I think Kim’s wonderful yarns are some of the best out there, if you want to use another sock yarn you’ll need approximately 275 (360, 460) yds for the socks assuming an 8 (9, 10)” foot length.
Gauge: 8 stitches and 12 rounds = 1” in St st.
Needles: 5 US#1 (2.25mm) double-pointed needles.
Pattern Notes: The lace pattern at the cuff of this sock is called “Fir Cone Lace”, but I’ve always thought the little circles looked like candle flames. When I found The Woolen Rabbit’s wonderful Harmony sock yarn at a festival in the color “Oh Ruby”, all I could think about was knitting it up into those little flames.
Pyromania was born of my love for a little bit of interest combined with lots of stockinette so that I can bring the sock with me everywhere. After you’ve completed the lace panel, the only detailing is a decorative decrease (balanced out by some increased sts) on the side.
I’ve used a standard top-down construction on these socks, with an eye of partridge heel. I love an eye of partridge heel in the subtle variations of a good hand-dyed yarn.
The gussets are your standard fare; the double-decrease detail continues on the instep portion of the sock until the toe, which is closed with your basic kitchener.