Knitting PATTERN Bad Wolf Bay Socks/ Top Down Socks / Lace Knit Socks / Nerdy Socks / Indie Dyed Yarn

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There’s a well-known episode of Doctor Who in which Rose Tyler is forced to be separated from the Doctor forever (sigh).

In this episode, she stands on beautiful, jagged rocks that border a smooth beach and the sea. I noticed, as I’m sure every knitter did, that Rose was wearing a gorgeous pair of knit fingerless gloves, but i’m 100% positive that handknit socks are also a necessity when you’re going to say goodbye to the Doctor!

These socks are both inspired by the stunning landscape of that scene – the jagged stones, smooth sand, and water - and also would have been perfect for Rose to wear!

Featuring a mirrored lace pattern, this sock is just a step above a “vanilla” sock - maybe a chocolate sock!

This pattern has two options: An afterthought heel, and a traditional heel flap and gusset. Make sure you download the correct file for the heel option you want.

Women’s S (US 5-6, EU 35-37) / 7”(18 cm) circumference
Women’s M (US 7-9, EU 38-40) / 8”(20 cm) circumference
Women’s L/XL (US 10-12, EU 41-43) / 9”(23 cm) circumference

Yarn Suggestions: The suggested yarn is a light fingering weight at 462 yds (422m)/100 gms
Gauge: 34 sts/44 rounds = 4" (10 cm) in stockinette stitch worked in the round on larger needles
Needles: US 2 (2.75), US 1 (2.25), or size needed to achieve gauge.

This pattern has been professionally tech edited and tested for accuracy and clarity.

Some testers noted that they’d prefer a slightly tighter sock than as written, others loved it as is. I recommend you browse through pattern pages when choosing your size, and also to check your gauge closely.


Finished items may be sold from my patterns, of course, as they are your work. Crediting me as the designer when you sell is appreciated. Standard copyright restrictions apply to the pattern itself. You may not sell, distribute, copy and paste the pattern itself to other websites, or otherwise reproduce my patterns or any of their charts or images without written permission. Due to the nature of digital pattern downloads, I am unable to issue refunds for any digital pattern sales.

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