Strongly variegated sock yarns can be tricky to work with. When a yarn insists on being the star of the show, combining it with a stitch pattern can yield iffy results. But who wants to knit stockinette socks all the time?
This pattern will work perfectly with your favourite variegated diva. Against a plentiful backdrop of stockinette, Firefly makes sparing use of the Knot Stitch to showcase - rather than compete with - the drama of variegated yarns.
With cuff-down construction, heel flap and gusset, this is a simple, yet striking, pattern that will give your colourful socks that extra bewitching twinkle.
Pattern is in digital (pdf.) format, available for download after purchase.
Note that this pattern is available for free, with the purchase of any Wool-Ramie sock yarn from Woolfinch Studio!
Sport-weight sock yarn, 100g/ 300m
Shown in: Woolfinch Studio Wool Ramie sock yarn, in Moon Dance colourway
Alternative suggestion: Manos del Uruguay Alegria; West Yorkshire Spinners Aire Valley; King Cole Zig Zag
a set of 4 double-pointed needles, 2.5mm diameter
tapestry needle; ruler or tape measurer; sock blockers (recommended)
S (M, L)
detailed Sizing Guide provided for Eur36-45 (UK3-12) sized foot
This pattern is suitable for beginner sock knitters who are ready to try a new stitch.
Techniques to be aware of: yarn overs, reworking stitches without removing from needle