Thursday, July 10, 2008

Slave to the Plurk

This sock is dedicated to Plurkers everywhere. You know who you are. You are that soul who is glued to the computer, a slave to the progression of the timeline across the screen. Now you can wear those timelines around your ankles, like the exquisite shackles they are, tying you to your Plurk friends with a continuous strand of yarn. But then that’s pretty much what life is all about, huh? Being linked together with our friends.

You may choose to work these socks either top-down or toe-up. Instructions are given for both, and the chart will work for either version. The design features a standard wedge toe, a hybrid mini-gusset/short-row heel, and a turned hem cuff.

The chart features a combination YO/K2tog at each end of the purl “dialog box” motif to simulate friend avatars and message indicator graphics, however, you may simply replace those with K stitches if you prefer a design with no eyelets.

Additional modifications could include placing a bead in each YO (or on the appropriate K stitches, if you decide to omit the YO/K2tog stitches).

Regardless of how you decide to personalize your own Slave to the Plurk socks, I’m sure you’ll enjoy knitting this easy and quick design to commemorate your own abject servitude to the Plurk!

Oh, and you can Plurk me at this link. Come check out Plurk and be my friend!

Download the free pattern here from Ravelry.


  1. These are so cute! They look like your plurk timeline!

  2. Thanks so much, Cat! I hope you get a chance to knit them. :-)