Night Gulls by Janelle Wertzberger

Night Gulls

April 2010
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 10.5 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch in the round
US 1 - 2.25 mm
Medium, Large
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

This sock brings together two main stitch patterns that show off the veil-dyed variegation in Dream in Color Smooshy sock yarn. It should work well with other non-pooling semi-solid yarns, as well as heathers and solids (I recommend avoiding wild multis and pooling yarns, as they would obscure the stitchwork).

Because several stitches are used, these socks have a “sampler” feel that helps maintain the knitter’s interest while resulting in a cohesive design. The gull stitch used on the cuff features floating strands which highlight the color variation in the yarn. The diagonal rib stitch used around the ankle and on the instep pulls is very elastic, providing stretchy snugness just where you need it most.

Socks are knit cuff-down on 2 circular needles, but feel free to use your favorite cuff-down technique. I’ve used a flap heel and star toe, but again, feel free to substitute your favorite heel/toe.

More info is available on my blog.