A self-striping yarn is a knitter’s cheap thrill – you can knit plain vanilla socks and still get a little jolt of joy every time to come to a color change. Low effort, high impact.
But what if you started craving a little more? Knitters are constantly looking for new ways to show off our favorite self-striping, so I set out to design something with even more of a kick. These socks are easy to knit and show off self-striping beautifully, but you also get to experience a rush as you drop stitches. That’s right, on purpose. The Adrenaline Junkie socks showcase lovely self-striping while keeping your knitting interest, and at the end, you get to drop stitches and watch long ladders open up. Come on, all the cool kids are doing it!
Sizing Details (all yardage estimates are for a 6” leg):
Small: 7” (17.75 cm) foot circumference, 325 yards of yarn
Medium: 8” (20.25 cm) foot circumference, 350 yards of yarn
Large: 9” (22.75 cm) foot circumference, 375 yards of yarn
Choose a smooth yarn so you can drop stitches easily!
2 stitch markers
Tapestry needle for grafting and weaving in ends