Ninja Run Socks
Gauge: 34 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette in the round
Needle size: US 1½ - 2.5 mm (or size needed to achieve specified gauge), and US 0 - 2.0 mm (or size 0.5mm smaller than gauge needle)
Yardage: 250 - 400 yards (229 - 366 m) of fingering weight yarn. Sample uses At Haynes House Yarn Haynesville Sock in the colorway "Naruto: Hidden Stone." (415 yds / 379m) per 100g hank | 75/25 Superwash Merino / Nylon)
Sizes available: To fit foot circumference 8",9",10" (17, 19.5, 22 cm)
If you’ve seen kids (and adults!) running around with their arms as straight out behind their bodies as possible, you’ve seen the “ninja run!”
They do it to imitate a style of running that’s commonly found in anime cartoon series, most popularly “Naruto,” which is about a young ninja.
My kids have done this since they could walk without having ever seen anime shows, and it absolutely tickles me to see all three of my kids running this way, as well as random strangers.
When I saw that the yarn I had bought was named “Naruto,” there was no doubt in my mind that some Ninja Run socks needed to be designed right away!
I can’t promise these will make you run faster, but you will probably giggle every time you see them, just like I do!
Ninja Run is a toe up, Fleegle Heel sock. That means it has a gusset, but there’s NO wrapping and turning!
The lace is both charted and written
This pattern has been professionally tech edited and test knit to ensure clarity and accuracy.