The Chain

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Magcloud £5.15

A simple sock pattern with chain stitches

Never break the chain....

Inspired by Fleetwood Mac’s The Chain song, these easy unisex toe-up socks have a simple but effective textured pattern and a reinforced heel for maximum wear.


To fit foot circumference: 20.5 (23, 25.5) cm / 8 (9, 10) in

Designed to be worn with 0 cm/in ease, around the ball of the foot.

Foot length and leg height is customizable


4ply weight yarn shown in:

Lil Weasel Lil Sock: 80% merino SW, 20% nylon, 499m (546 yds) in 100g, colour way Typhoon

250 (310, 370) m / 270 (340, 400) yds

Needles & Notions:

2.5 mm (US 1.5) needles for small diameter circular knitting

5 stitch markers


 32 sts x 46 rows in 10 cm x 10 cm (4 in x 4 in) measured over St st

Skills required:

Knit and purl stitches

Casting on and off

Increases and decreases

Knitting in the round

Following chart or written instructions

Short rows (instructions given in pattern)

Magic loop cast-on (tutorial here)

Pattern information:

Originally published September 2017.

Current version: Chain_v1.0.pdf

PDF file size: 720kb

Blog post with more information can be found here

Technical Editor: Gwen Wagner-Adair

Photography: Aldersign


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