Winding Path Socks
Please note: this pattern is in the process of being remodeled (prettier pictures, updated yarn options, new layout). It will be available for download early April 2014.
Dig all your beautiful hand dyed yarn out of the stash! This pattern is designed specifically to highlight hand dyed yarns. No more wondering if that gorgeous skein will turn into a gorgeous sock. These beauties are worked toe up on two circular needles, and feature a textured background stitch hugging lacey cable.
Winding Path socks are knit from the toe up, with an arch expansion for a great fit. Directions are given for two circular needles, but you may substitute the needles of your choice. If you switch to DPN I suggest using stitch markers to mark your accent cable sts and arch expansion sts. (You’ll need 6 markers.)
Yarn Note: The pictured yarn (Yarn Love’s Elizabeth Bennet, fingering weight, shown in the color Awakening Earth.) is of a medium saturation, with a very short individual color repeat. (It is kettle dyed.) When choosing your yarn, stick to medium or lightly saturated colors. Very dark/saturated hues will diminish the visibility of the stitch pattern.
If your yarn has a definite repeat (Often labeled as hand painted or space dyed.) you’ll want to alternate ends to avoid unsightly pooling. To alternate ends, wind your hank into two, equal sized balls. Knit all the odd rounds from Ball One and all the even Rounds from Ball Two. It’s easier than it sounds and really works!
Size Note: Pattern has four included sizes and two gauges. Directions are given for both fingering and sport weight socks. You can knit to any length needed.
Fingering weight: 9 sts per 1 inch, US size 0 / 2mm needle. Narrow, medium and wide widths given.
Sport weight: 7 sts per 1 inch, US size 2 / 3mm needle. One width given.