Diamond Duality by Liz Harris

Diamond Duality

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March 2020
both are used in this pattern
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
36 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
500 - 510 yards (457 - 466 m)
S/M, L, XL
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This pattern was Round 1 of Sock Madness 14 in 2020.

I’m always on the lookout for inspiration to create a new type of pattern or technique and these socks are no exception. This two color stranded colorwork pattern that grades from mostly blue to mostly yellow was originally adapted from a solid color historical weaving pattern with the diamonds showing up as a subtle texture (on a much smaller scale, of course). The two colors of diamonds wax and wane into each other but are still diamonds—hence the name Diamond Duality.

This top down sock employs two different stranded colorwork patterns which are given as charts only. A standard heel flap is made with side gussets. Stitch count is generous to allow for the natural pulling in of a stranded fabric—no need to size up.

Yarn color suggestions: you will need two colors of yarn: a dark solid and a light solid that is strongly contrasting to the first color. Only solid, heathers or lightly tonal colors (as shown here) that contrast with each other are appropriate. Variegated or self-striping yarn will obscure the pattern. Dark to light (as shown) or the reverse of light to dark are both acceptable.*