Dark Hollow Falls Socks by Katherine Vaughan

Dark Hollow Falls Socks

August 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 56 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 0 - 2.0 mm
325 - 400 yards (297 - 366 m)
Women’s S (M, L); foot circumference: 7 (8, 9)in / 18 (20.5, 23) cm
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I love designing socks with handpainted yarn; the challenges of preventing pooling while bringing out the beauty of the yarn pushes me to try new techniques and patterns. For these socks I wanted to use reverse stockinette stitch to spread out the speckling of the lovely Phydeaux Designs yarn, but a whole sock of purling was just too basic for this yarn.

The front of the socks feature a mirrored lace pattern that reminds me of the Dark Hollow Falls in the mountains near my home, bouncing back and forth on their way to lower ground. The back of the socks are ribbed, helping the socks hug the feet and adding further textural interest. A shortrow, gusseted heel keeps the ribbing pattern going all the way down the sock.

Originally designed for the August 2015 Yarnbox Socks.