New Pattern: Vanillus Interruptus

I love a vanilla sock as much as the next gal. But sometimes the pooling in a variegated yarn needs to be interrupted when the heel is worked. These socks fit the bill perfectly:


These awesome, almost-vanilla socks are designed to be knit cuff-down and feature a gusset heel and anatomical toes (so you always know which foot goes in which sock!). And the best part about them, in my maybe not so humble opinion, is that the maximum amount of interruption of the weird pooling that happens when we work a heel is hidden behind the stitch pattern. 

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  • Vanillus Interruptus knitting pattern
  • House of A La Mode Fiber Goods House Fingering (2-ply fingering weight; 80% superwash merino wool, 20% nylon; 400 yds / 365 m per 3.5 oz / 100g), 1 skein: ‘Kilt’

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  • US 1.5 (2.5 mm) 32” / 81 cm circular needle

  • Fixed stitch markers (2); clip stitch marker (1)

  • Row counter (optional)

  • Tapestry needle

Finished Sizes

6.75 (7.5, 8.5, 9.25)” / 17 (19, 21.5, 23.5) cm circumference (unstretched). Fit: 1” / 2.5 cm of negative ease is recommended.

Project Gauge

34 sts and 48 rows = 4” / 10 cm over stockinette stitch in the round, taken after blocking.


  • These socks are worked from the cuff-down and feature a Gusset Heel. These socks are mirrors of one another.

  • Instructions are given for smallest size with additional sizes in parentheses. When only one set of instructions is given, it applies to all sizes.

  • Adjust needle size as necessary to match gauge.

  • This pattern includes charted instructions for the patterned section of the sock and is written for the Magic Loop technique.

  • In the case of using DPNs, the Front Needle is synonymous with Needles 1 & 2 and the Back Needle is synonymous with Needles 3 & 4.

Are you still here, reading? Go grab your yarn and your needles, a copy of the pattern (obvs!) and get casting on! You'll be glad you did!