Pattern Roundup: Ren

Easy and lovely to knit. And pretty. May want to do this many more times.- Annu, Test Knitter

Pattern Roundup: Ren – This sock pattern kicks off our Night at the Movies sock club! Ren is inspired by the movie Footloose. When I think of movies that make me start tapping my toes, Footloose is the first to come to mind. Kevin Bacon has ALL the moves!

Things I learned from Footloose when I was a kid:

  1. Speak your mind.
  2. Challenge the system – they don’t always know what’s best. Stand up for what you believe in.
  3. Nothing fires me up like dancing to 80’s music. Hello, every 80’s movie soundtrack with Kenny Loggins! I bop around to the music throughout this movie. 🙃

Worked in the round, Ren contains both cuff-down and toe-up written directions and a chart for the pattern stitch. The pattern has instructions for an afterthought heel, but you may substitute whatever heel you enjoy using.

The pattern is written for the magic loop method for knitting socks; however, the design could be worked on double-pointed needles or mini-circulars instead should you prefer.

Techniques used in Ren

  • 2/2/2 RPC
  • Knit
  • K2tog
  • K-tbl
  • M1L
  • M1R
  • Purl
  • P2tog
  • Sl2-k1-p2sso
  • Ssk
  • Yo

Yarn Used

Fibre Goddess – Fibre Goddess – Emma  – 80% SW Merino 20% Nylon – 420 yds (388 m) / 4 oz (115 g) – Colorway: All Cheap and Debonair

This yarn was an absolute delight to work with and the socks seem to be wearing well!

Instagram: @fibregoddess

Yarn Substitutes – Any fingering weight yarn that allows you to obtain a gauge of 9 stitches by 11 rounds in stockinette = 1” / 2.5 cm, after blocking.

Where to buy Ren

The full Night at the movies Sock Club is available on 

Ren Tester Projects

Check out the tester’s projects! Want to test for rhyFlower knits? Join the tester pool on Yarnpond here.

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