Show your allegiance to your favorite four-letter word with these saucy stranded colorwork socks. Sleek ribbing flows into the heel flap and down the instep for a preppy vibe and refined fit.
Knitting in the round, knitting with dpns, increases/decreases, stranded colorwork techniques, knowledge of basic sock construction, picking up stitches, Kitchener stitch (grafting)
Foot circumference: 7 (8)”/18 (20.5) cm, measured stretched
Foot length: adjustable to fit
Leg length: adjustable to fit
Cephalopod Yarns Skinny Bugga! (80% superwash merino wool, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon; 424 yds/ 388m per 113g skein)
»» MC: Grey Scalloped Bar Butterfly #C07; 1 skein
»» CC: Blue Lobster #C02;1 skein
US 0/2mm needles for working in the round: dpns, 1 long circular or 2 short circulars, or size needed to obtain gauge
US 1/2.25mm needles for working in the round: dpns, 1 long circular or 2 short circulars
3 removable stitch markers, yarn needle
These socks are knit in the round from the cuff down. Calf shaping is hidden in the ribbing above the stranded colorwork band on the leg. All of the stranded colorwork sections are worked using larger needles to create a flexible fabric that will stretch comfortably over the foot and leg. In areas where the unused color is carried behind the work for more than 5 sts, catch the float underneath the working yarn to secure it to the back of the work and prevent too-large loops from forming.
There are several corrections to the pattern, and a complete, corrected version of the pattern is currently available. If Subversive Socks is in your Ravelry library, a separate PDF, named Fuck-Socks.Subversive-Socks.v1-1.pdf has been added to your Ravelry library (as of July 10, 2014). You may request a copy of the corrected version by emailing email@example.com (please note that you will still need the chart from the book).