The Atlantis Twins (by Vincent Deslandes)


This pattern is available in English and in French as a digital download.

Designing always brings its lot of unexpected. This sock pattern is really not what it was supposed to be! I had in mind a different cuff, a slightly different heel and the little “trident” detail was a on-the-spot decision. Obviously, they had a totally different name also!

The Atlantis Twins is a cuff-down sock pattern with a slipped-stitch detail over a reverse stockinette fabric. But don’t worry! They are knit inside out, so there is only minimal purling involved. The heel flap features a mosaic colourwork pattern. They are easy and addictive to knit.

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

Sizes: 1 (2, 3)

Finished circumference (unstretched):
6 (7, 8) in
15 (17.5, 20) cm

To fit a leg circumference of:
8 (9, 10) in
20 (22.5, 25) cm

Choose a size that allows for 1½ to 2 in (3 to 5 cm) of negative ease around the foot.

Weight: Fingering

Main colour:
280 (330, 390) yd
255 (305, 355) m

Contrasting colour:
40 (50, 60) yd
37 (46, 50) m

Sample shown in Viola Sock:
MC (Sea Storm, greyish blue), CC (Down to the Wire, copper)

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

Cable needle
Tapestry needle
Stitch holder or scrap yarn
Markers (3)

German short rows
German twisted cast-on
Kitchener stitch