Dyad Socks, Toe Up by Lara Neel

Dyad Socks, Toe Up

August 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
350 - 525 yards (320 - 480 m)
Women’s XS (Women’s S, Women’s M/Men’s S, Women’s L/Men’s M, Men’s L, Adjustable Size)
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I chose “dyad” as the name for these socks as a kind of reference to my thought process.
I wanted to explore the easiest way I know to make a two-color sock: one color for the heel and toe, and another for the rest of the sock. I was also eager to use a band heel and a toe to match.
So (in my mind), bands with two colors = two things to do with musical bands = two notes = two notes played together = (a short trip to Google) = dyad. Dyad also means, in many other contexts, sets of two. What could be more perfect for a pair of socks?
I hope you find harmony with these easy socks. The band heel can be worked either with or without a gusset. The sock shown with the green heel is with a gusset, the one with the blue heel is without one.
A sideways toe matches this heel quite nicely. It fits like a wedge toe and can be made short, medium or long, to fit wide, medium, or pointy toes.