If you are an avid sock knitter, like me, then you have a ton of leftover sock yarn that is languishing in the stash. While I admired those who use their scraps to knit a sock yarn blanket, I knew I didn’t have the fortitude to finish one. So, I designed Oddments as a way to use up leftovers and still have a beautiful pair of socks! A wrapped stitch is used on every row you change yarns and this helps blend the colors together. Then three rows are knit plain which makes this a very simple knit. Chose as few or as many yarns as you like, but beware that if you use more than 3 or 4, you will have a multitude of ends to weave in. I used 6 yarns in the socks pictured which put the yarns about 2 inches apart – too far to carry. That left me with about 90 ends!
Oddments would also work well with variegated and handpainted yarns to blend the colors together. Solids would also look nice as the wrapped stitches would add texture.
Amounts of yarn needed: Five or Six yarns: 15-20 grams each; Three or Four Yarns: 20-30 grams each; Two yarns: 40-50 grams each.
These socks are top down and use a basic slipped stitch heel flap and standard toe.
The knitter needs knowledge of basic sock construction. Techniques and stitches used include:
knit, purl, ssk, k2tog, wrapped stitches, changing yarns, weaving in (a bunch) ends, and kitchener stitch.
As always, feel free to pm or email me for questions about the pattern. I’m happy to help if you get stuck!
Thanks go to my test knitters: FatesLady, maggievanderstock, bmazanec, roocmc, and KWelch for your help making this pattern as error free as possible.