Pooling the Strings by Natalia Vasilieva

Pooling the Strings

January 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
2.5 mm
310 yards (283 m)
Sock circumference: 18 [20, 22] cm (7.25 [8, 8.75] in.)
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Use your two most uncooperative variegated yarns for these socks, or maybe those that look like twins separated at birth, – and suddenly all the unsightly blotches you would get from each of them alone blend into nice ripples, hardly ever disturbed by heel and toe shaping.

Techniques used:

  • Elastic Crocheted Cast-on (explained in pattern)

  • modified HG heel with shaped short-row heel turn

  • German short-rows (most short-row methods will do)

  • slip-stitch knitting (for reinforced heel turn)

  • yarnover increases

  • Star-like toe