Spring Violet Socks by The Chilly Dog

Spring Violet Socks

February 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
250 - 375 yards (229 - 343 m)
Women's Small (Foot Circumference = 7 1/2 inches foot length=8 1/2 inches), Medium (Foot Circumference = 8 inches foot length=9 1/2 inches), Large (Foot Circumference = 8 1/2 inches foot length=10 inches)
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This pattern is available from shop.thechillydog.com for $5.00.

This knitting pattern will knock your socks off! These short ankle socks incorporate a traditional Scandinavian knitting technique known as twining, to create an unusual texture using two colors of yarn.

Quite simply, twining is a method where the two working yarns are held in one hand and twisted around each other as you knit. The wrong side of the work looks like striped stockinette. Twisting the yarn strands around each other (clockwise for one round then counter clockwise for one round) create the texture on the right side.

Here’s a brief video tutorial so you can see the technique in action. It’s a lot easier than it sounds, https://youtu.be/p8srs3iJtTg.

These socks are worked from the leg down with the wrong side facing and have Shadow Wrapped short row heels and banded, paired decrease toes.

If you are new to Shadow Wrapped short row heels don’t worry. Short row heels are a lot faster and easier than you may think. In addition to the pattern, the download also includes a reference card with a photo tutorial of how to make the necessary twin and triplet stitches required for the short row heels.