Aurélie Colas



These socks have a twist: each sock is the result of the coding of a date. You may knit identical socks by using the same date for each sock. Or you may knit fraternal socks, with each sock embedding a different date.

Depending on which quarter the chosen date falls into, the sock features a different lace pattern. The other details (which month in that quarter, the day, the year) are coded with texture.

And I remain with this question: was Ada Lovelace a knitter?

To fit foot circumference (measured around ball of foot):
X-Small ― 18 cm (7 in),
Small ― 20 cm (8 in),
Medium ― 23 cm (9 in),
Large ― 25.5 cm(10 in)]

Yarn requirement
400metres of 4ply/fingering weight wool

Needles and Notions

  • 2.25 mm (US 1) needles (circ. or DPNs) - Or size required to achieve gauge.
  • Spare needles (same size or one size smaller)
  • Cable needle
  • Darning needle
  • Stitch markers
  • Waste yarn and crochet hook

36 sts and 52 rows / 10cm (4 in) measured over stockinette in the round.