Slip Stitch Chevron Socks by Ann Budd

Slip Stitch Chevron Socks

December 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 25 rows = 2 inches
in stockinette stitch, worked in rounds
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
400 yards (366 m)
About 7" (18 cm) foot circumference (relaxed) and 9 1/2" (24 cm) foot length from back of heel to tip of toe.
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This top-down sock was designed specifically to show off the dye pattern in Baah La Jolla yarn that’s dyed in about equal portions of a solid color (shown in teal here), and white with speckles (shown in purples and golds here). The challenge in this design was to make the most of both dye patterns in the confines of a narrow sock circumference. After a bit of swatching, I chose a slip-stitch chevron pattern that allows the solid or speckled yarn to “travel” above the striped background.

The socks are sized to fit U.S. women’s shoe sizes 7 1/2 to 8 1/2. To adjust for a longer or shorter foot, work more or fewer rounds before beginning the toe decreases.