Crocodile Rock


Crocodile Rock socks

I don’t know about you, but I’m constantly underestimating how simple a pattern has to be for my husband to want to wear it. This sock—based on Jacquard Diamonds from p. 24 of Barbara Walker’s “Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns”—strikes the right balance between something simple enough that he’ll want to wear it, but interesting enough that you’ll want to knit it. One skein of Socks That Rock mediumweight is enough for even large manly feet, and the slightly heavier weight means you’ll breeze through this project. The same stitch count in a fingering weight yarn would work well for a smaller women’s sock. The slipped-stitch pattern is great for highlighting and breaking up hand-painted or variegated yarns.

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Difficulty: Beginner

Size: Men’s 10-12 / 44-46


  • 1 skein of BMFA Socks That Rock mediumweight (380 yds / 347 m, 5.5 oz / 155 g; 100% superwash merino wool)
  • US 2 (2.75 mm) circular or double-pointed needles
  • Stitch markers

Techniques used: Slipped stitches, increases, decreases

Price: $1.99