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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.

Skill Level

Finished Measurements
7.5 (8, 8.5, 9)”/ 19 (20.5, 21.5, 23) cm circumference. The sample shown was knit using the toe-up version of this pattern on 60-sts.

Suggested Needles
US1 (2.25 mm) 32”-40” (82-102 cm) circular needles, or size required to obtain gauge.

Tapestry needle, cable needle, scrap yarn, stitch marker (optional)

Yarn Requirements
300-500 yds (275-458 m) fingering weight yarn (depending on the length of your foot and leg)

Suggested Yarn
Fibre Goddess – Emma 8-ply
80% SW Merino 20% Nylon
420 yds (388 m) / 4 oz (115 g)
Colorway: All Cheap and Debonair

8 stitches by 10 rounds in stockinette = 1” / 2.5 cm, after blocking.

LOW-VISIBILITY FORMAT: A low-visibility English version of this pattern is available in this download. This format is 22pt print in Arial, black font, no italics, written directions only (there are no charts). This document was accessibility checked by MS Word and read-aloud functions.

WHOLESALE PRINTS: rhyFlower Knits patterns are available in print via our wholesale distributor Deep South Fibers.

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Additional information

Skill Level



Danish, English, French, German

Type of Instructions

Charts, Low Visibilty, Written Directions


Kitchener / Grafting, Worked in the Round

Fabric Characteristics

Cables, Eyelets, Ripple

Sock Techniques

Afterthought Heel, Cuff-Down, Toe-Up, Wide Toe


Digital Download, PDF

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