Diamond Tread Socks

In Fingering weight yarn, Patterns, Socks by Shannon

My husband is forever trying to name my things. Hand-dyed yarn that I’m knitting with, designs I’m working on… Usually, his suggestions are a bit goofy, and I just laugh them off. He like cars and trucks and things that go, so it wasn’t surprising that he christened these socks “Diamond Tread,” like the grippy material used on semi-truck steps and other industrial surfaces. But, you know, it totally makes sense, and the pattern does look like Diamond Tread, so, Stefan, these are for you.


  • Finished Measurements: Adult small (medium, large): 7½ (8, 8½)” foot circumference. 7″ leg length (measured from top of heel; customizable)
  • Yarn: approximately 330-400 yards fingering-weight yarn. I used Hazel Knits Artisan Sock in Shannypants (green and Dream in Color Starry in Gold Experience (gold).
  • Needles: US1/2.25mm circular needle for small-circumference knitting, or size needed to get gauge.
  • Notions: stitch markers, tapestry needle.
  • Gauge: 35 sts & 50 rows = 4”/10 cm in stockinette stitch in the round, measured after blocking.