Stashbusters! by Wendy Gaal


February 2009
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
36 stitches and 46 rows
in Stockinette Stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
350 - 375 yards (320 - 343 m)
Narrow, Medium and Wide widths.
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Designed specifically for our variegated yarns, this simple slip-stitch pattern yields an impressive pair of socks to wear or give as gifts! With toe-up construction and a yarn over short-row heel, this pattern is written for either the Two Circular Needle or Magic Loop method (and it could easily be converted for DPNs for those of you who like to work with lots of sticks!) Although designed for two colors (photos 1 and 2), this pattern is also uniquely attractive when knit from one skein of variegated yarn (photo 3). Or, expand the pattern to include as many colors as you like!

Our Mixologist named this design the Stashbusters! because this pattern is great for using up partial skeins from your stash! Combine colors that you wouldn’t ever dream to combine – it works! Seriously. Instructions are provided for Narrow, Medium, and Wide widths. Foot length is established by knitter.