Sunday, October 25, 2009

Stained Glass Bubble Socks

It's finally official. Meet the cousin of the Stained Glass Bubble Hat & Scarf:

These colorful socks are worked toe up with short-row garter-stitch heels and toes. Bubbles ripple across the top of the foot and encircle the leg; the foot sole is a comfortable stockinette fabric. An example of dropped-stitch mosaic knitting, this pattern combines the look of two-color knitting with the ease and speed of only ever knitting one color per round. And, of the six rounds of pattern for one row of bubbles, five rounds are plain knitting. You’ll have a pair of bubble socks in no time!

The pattern is eight pages and includes instructions for sizes child through adult. The stitch patterns for the foot and leg are written out (there are no charts; the bubble pattern, once learned, is quite simple; charts really aren't necessary).

Yarns used are Zitron Trekking XXL and Louet Gems Super Fine fingering weight, 1 skein of each, both 14 wpi. Another variegated yarn could be used in place of the Trekking, although it may not give the same finished look. Or pick your two favorite colors and go solid!

Gauge: 36 stitches and 52 rows = 4 inches in st st & bubble stitch

Suggested needles: US 1.5 (2.5mm) & US 0 (2.0mm)

Sizes: Child S[Child M, Child L/Adult S, Adult M, Adult L]

At the above gauge,
~ Foot width: 2.75[3, 3.25, 3.5, 3.75]
~ Corresponds to U.S. shoe sizes Child 4-8[Child 7-11, Child 10-2, Child 2-6/Woman’s 2-6/Man’s 6-8, Woman’s 7-9/Man’s 8.5-10] according to
~ Foot length & leg height are easily adjustable.

The pattern sells for $6 US. If you are in Portland, Oregon you can pick up a paper version at either Close Knit on NE Alberta or at Twisted on NE Broadway. Or, from the comfort of your own home, you can purchase the pdf either through Ravelry (search for "Stained Glass Bubble" or see my profile under sunnydayknitter) or here:

(Note: clicking the button above will take you to Ravelry's Paypal site. Ravelry will delivery the pdf to your email address. If you have any problems, please let me know! And I'd love to see photos of any Stained Glass Bubble socks, in progress or finished--please share!)


Angie said...

Gorgeous, Jen.

Jen said...

I just started these socks and would consider myself a pretty decent knitter but I don't quite understand your directions for starting the bubble pattern...would you mind explaining?

Jen said...


I'd be happy to explain. Is there an email address I can write you at? Or please email me at and I can reply to you from there.


Anonymous said...

These socks are simply wonderful! Congrats! Wish I could take your class, jen...

Anonymous said...

I have just started the bubble pattern.....please could you write out the directions simply? I am quite new at knitting and need a little help.
Thank you