Mentmore Socks by Wyndlestraw Designs
Welcome! You are browsing as a guest
Create a free account to see 4 projects made from this pattern and more... What am I missing?

Mentmore Socks

August 2009
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
9.5 stitches and 14 rows = 1 inch
in Slip Stitch Pattern
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
350 - 375 yards (320 - 343 m)
Small / Medium / Large
This pattern is available for $4.50 USD
buy it now or visit pattern website

Tonal yarns are beautiful when seen in the skein. The wonderful subtleties of the colour changes seem to catch the light and add an extra dimension to the yarn.

However, they are not always easy to use. One problem is that they can have quite a degree of variability so that even within the same dyelot one skein can be very different from another. This is, of course, part of their charm and character but it does mean that when you are making a pair of socks they can look quite mismatched.

Pooling of the colours and irregular zebra striping can be an additional issue, especially with small items such as socks. This pattern is designed to reduce these effects while still allowing the beauty of the yarns to shine through.

Difficulty: Intermediate

Formats available
The pattern is available in two formats ready for printing onto US/Letter-sized paper or UK/A4 stationery. Please select the file you wish to download from the two available.

Stitch Pattern
This design uses a reversible stitch pattern from the book: Reversible Knitting Stitches - A Sourcebook of 200 Double-Sided Stitch Patterns by Moira Ravenscroft & Anna Ravenscroft. For more details, please click here.

© Moira Ravenscroft, 2014