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Police Box Sox

A sock pattern for those of us who like our time a little Wibbly Wobbly.

While there are many neat Police Box sock type patterns out there, I found that I was forever needing to do some serious modifications to help them fit my feet. Either the colorwork was much too tight, the rest of the sock was much too loose, or I needed to have another sock pattern to use alongside the pattern. No more! This pattern is a complete sock pattern that is knit top-down with a heel flap. Other heel styles can easily be used in place of the heel flap.

The idea behind the shaping of this sock is that there are more stitches for the colorwork, which allows the sock to fit the calf, and fewer stitches for the rest of the sock so that it doesn't fall down the leg.


Small (Large)
7½ (9)” / 19 (23) cm around ball of foot and calf, unstretched


Knitsch 100% Merino Sock; 182 yds/ 166m per 1.76oz/ 50g; 100% Merino Wool; fingering weight:
3 (3) skeins in Tennant (MC)

Koigu KPM; 175yds/ 160m per 1.76oz/ 50g; 100% Merino Wool; fingering weight:
1 (1) skein in 5618 Snow (CC1)
1 (1) skein in 5601 Night (CC2)


364 (438)yds/ 333 (400)m (MC)
20 (30)yds/ 18.5 (27)m (CC1)
18 (25)yds/ 16.5 (23)m (CC2)
of a fingering weight yarn

Needles & Notions

Size 0 US/ 2.0mm circular needle, 32”/ 80cm or preferred small circular method.
Optional: One needle size up for the colorwork if you find that you strand tightly.
Change needle size if needed in order to obtain the correct gauge

2 stitch markers


32 stitches/ 46 rows = 4x4”/ 10x10cm in Stockinette Stitch