The Olympia Twins (by Vincent Deslandes)


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This pattern is available in English and in French as a digital download. Upon checkout, you will automatically receive a link to download a PDF file. If you chose the "Digital + Printed" format, you will receive the digital download immediately, and we will send you a signed, professionally printed booklet in the language of your choice. Patterns are shipped in a rigid mailer.

The Olympia Twins are cuff-down socks featuring a stripe pattern with very few rounds of stranded colourwork, so it’s a lot less likely (I dare say impossible!) you will end up with a sock that doesn’t fit. The pattern is easy to remember, so you can bring this project wherever you go.

Why Olympia? Because Alisha, with whom I collaborated on this pattern is from Olympia, Washington. And she was so enthusiastic and such a joy to work with that the decision was easy. Sometimes, you don’t need to look too far to find a name! This pattern was released during Rose City Yarn Crawl 2020, at Knotty Lamb, in Forest Grove, Oregon. Thank you, Karen, for inviting us!

The pattern includes 4 sizes, to fit a leg circumference of 8 to 10 inches. Spend the time to take proper measurements before starting.

Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4)

Circumference (unstretched):
6 (6⅔, 7⅓, 8) in
15 (16.5, 18.5, 20) cm

To fit a foot/leg circumference of:
8 (8⅔, 9⅓, 10) in
20 (21.5, 23.5, 25) cm

Choose a size that allows for 1½ to 2 in (3 to 5 cm) of negative ease around the leg/foot. Leg and foot lengths are customizable.

Weight: Fingering

Main colour:
48 (53, 58, 64) g
211 (232, 255, 280) yd
193 (212, 233, 256) m

Contrasting colour:
25 (28, 31, 34) g
112 (123, 135, 149) yd
102 (112, 123, 136) m

Sample shown in Sprigs & Stone Mer-Yak Fingering:
MC (Siren, blue), CC (Moonlight, grey)

US #1 (2.25 mm) double-pointed or circular needles (long or short), or size needed to obtain gauge

36 sts and 47 rnds = 4 in (10 cm) in stockinette stitch

Tapestry needle
Stitch holder or scrap yarn
Markers (3)

German short rows
German twisted cast-on
Jogless stripes
Kitchener stitch