The Best Self-Striping Ribbed Socks in the World by Nathan Taylor

The Best Self-Striping Ribbed Socks in the World

October 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
36 stitches and 47 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking stitch in the round
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
383 - 437 yards (350 - 400 m)
S (M, L), relating to a foot circumference of 20.5 (23, 25.5) cm / 8 (9, 10) inches around the widest point of the foot.
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So what’s this all about? It’s a sock pattern, yes, and it’s a pattern for a striped, ribbed sock.

So what? What’s special about that?

This pattern is actually not really about the sock at all, but more about some of the elements that I’ve included in it, so that your striped, ribbed sock can be the best striped, ribbed sock in the world!

Oh, and it’s specifically for self-striping yarn. You know, the kind of yarn that makes for an utterly addictive knit—must…sleep…but…just… one..more…stripe…

There are lots of handy tips in this pattern that will be very suitable for other types of yarn—solids, semi-solids, or variegated yarns—but for best results, and to be able to take advantage of ALL of the info in these pages, you should definitely go for a self-striper!

Sure, you might be happy with the striped, ribbed socks you already know how to make, but why wouldn’t you want to take those socks to the next level, and learn a whole heap of new tricks and techniques along
the way?

Still reading? Great. I’ve got your attention!

As you work your way through this pattern, you’ll come across the tricks that are relevant to the section of the sock that you are working on.

This pattern includes tips on: Blipless stripes, easier ways of doing an Eye of Partridge heel, lining up your stripes so that one sock matches the other, the PERFECT heel turn, ribbing the gusset for extra texture, eliminating the “gusset hole” when picking up stitches, working an Eye of Partridge toe to match the heel flap, getting rid of those annoying “bunny ears” when Kitchenering the toe closed, and SO MUCH MORE!

So why not just jump straight in, and see exactly why I believe that this will make your striped, ribbed socks the best in the world?