On the Bias Socks by Stephanie Carrico

On the Bias Socks

Knitting
August 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
7 stitches and 14 rows = 1 inch
in Garter Stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
375 yards (343 m)
Women's Medium
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

These socks use a unique construction method and are well suited to long dye repeats or hand painted yarn to create an eye catching sock.
They are also unique in that they are knit entirely back and forth (no knitting in the round) using short row shaping for the toe and a conventional heel construction with heel flap and Dutch (square) heel and gussets.
The use of Garter Stitch for leg and top of foot provides for stretch and a forgiving fit to accommodate a variety of foot, ankle or calf widths, for more staying power an optional ribbing can be added to top of leg. The bottom of the heel, sole, and toe are worked in Stockinette Stitch.

Materials:
• Two fingering weight yarns were used in sample sock:
Color A 200 yds Frog Tree Pediboo
Color B 175yds Knit One Crochet too Ty Dye Socks
• Size 1 (2.25mm) , or size needed to get gauge, DPN and straight or circular
• Yarn needle
• Safety pins (3)-preferably coil-less