Graduated stripes of bright color make these fun socks just a touch surreal. Tone them down with neutral colors or spice them up with even brighter ones!
This tightly spun superwash merino yarn makes sturdy socks that hold up to wear and tear. The MC fades away as the CC fades in with stripe patterns calculated for each size. Depending on the sizes you choose you may be able to knit two pairs of socks from a single skein.
These socks are knit from the top down with stripes of different colors. You can either carry the yarn or break it and weave in ends between each stripe. I carried the yarn for stripes of 5 rows or less, but wove in ends for wider stripes as carrying the yarn can make a little faux seam.
The heel used here is a forked short row heel. It is worked in the same fashion as a standard short row heel. However instead of working down and then up again you will be directed to work down, then up, then down, then up again. This adds a little extra fabric around the heel which improves the fit and keeps the heel from wearing through so quickly.
MC yardage: 48 (100, 136, 160, 205) yds
CC yardage: 68 (132, 181, 221, 283) yds
US 2 (2.75 mm) needles for working in the round.
marker for start.end of round
Knit, Purl, and ktbl
Ssk and K2tog
wrap and turn
I want to thank Joeli Caparco (joeli on Ravelry) for providing the technical editing.