Follow That Stripe! by Mary E Rose

Follow That Stripe!

April 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stocking
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
400 - 460 yards (366 - 421 m)
64 and 72 stitch sock
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Like many sock knitters I have a love affair with self striping sock yarns. But sometimes I want to do more than just knit around and around, but also don’t want to carry a complicated pattern around with me, or count rows between cables. By using the spelling mnemonic “I Before E, Except after C” I came up with a way to make any self striping yarn create its own cable pattern. Of course, as we all know there are lots of exceptions to that spelling rule, so I added those in too!

Read the “How it work’s” section, then jump right in and let your favorite striped yarn create the pattern for your socks.

5 variations on the “spelling rule” are included.

Designed specifically for self striping sock yarns the pattern is explicit enough for a first time sock knitter, yet also allows an experienced sock knitter the freedom to pick their own toe and heel if they have a favorite. It is written for a cuff down sock, however if you have a favorite toe up method the pattern stitch looks fine the other way up!

You will need stitch markers, a cable needle and a large eyed tapestry needle.

A Big Thank You to my test knitters :