Seitenstreifen Socks by Sybil R
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Seitenstreifen Socks

by Sybil R
Knitting
October 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 20 rows = 2 inches
in Stockinette
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
230 - 328 yards (210 - 300 m)
This pattern is available for free.

During the last couple of months I have experimented a lot with intarsia in the round - mainly to knit socks. However, I had failed on producing a sock with an uninterrupted intarsia stripe from top to bottom: I had trouble with the CO as well as with the heel. So I was quite pleased when I managed to solve these problems and finished these socks.
They are knitted from the cuff down with a shadow wrap heel and ergonomically shaped toes. For the color effect intarsia in the round is used. The pattern is written for Magic Loop Method - but it can be done with dpns as well.
As to the name, Seitenstreifen is the German word for a curb or emergency lane of a highway - literally it translates to side-strip.