Sonic Stripes by Mindy Abodeely
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Sonic Stripes

Knitting
November 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
350 - 425 yards (320 - 389 m)
US women’s shoe size: 5-6.5 (7-8.5, 9-10.5)(_,_,_) US men’s shoe size: _ (_, _)(9-10.5, 11-12.5, 13-14.5) Pattern size: XS (S, M)(L, XL, 2X)
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Part of the “Dark Mockingjay” Collection, a mini-skein inspired collection! All 4 patterns are available individually. You can also download them as an eBook collection!

Introduction
Nothing is better than a pair of hand knit socks. In fact, they are so great, that many people who try a pair of hand knit socks vow to never wear store-bought socks again!
That being said, it takes time and patience to hand knit socks. The easiest way to fill your sock drawer is to knit “vanilla socks” in nothing but stockinette stitch. The socks will be warm and comfortable, but let’s face it, they’re boring…
This pattern will not only give you warm and comfortable socks, but “snazzy” socks! Mismatched, yet coordinating stripes will put some pep in your step! Plus, you’ll love how quickly they knit up!

Special note!

Everyone has their own favorite sock knitting method. To save you from having to convert the construction from one method to another, I have written the pattern for my two favorite sock knitting methods! You have the choice of making these socks on 5 dpns OR using magic loop, two at a time, and toe up! (Excellent step-by-step guide by Heidi Bears here) If you’re feeling really adventurous, you could even make two pairs! One using each method!

Both methods use the “Fish Lips Kiss Heel”, designed by SoxTherapist. If you do not already own this great heel pattern, it is well worth the $1 purchase price. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/fish-lips-kiss-heel

Materials

  • Main Color (MC): 1 skein of A Hundred Ravens Iachos (shown in Dark Mockingjay) | 400 yds/365 m
  • Stripes (C1-C7): 1 set of A Hundred Ravens Iachos Mini-Skeins (shown in “Into Darkness”) | 400 yds/365 m (approx. 57 yds/52 m of each color)
  • US size 1/2.25mm dpns or 40” circular for magic loop technique

Gauge
8 sts and 12 rows per inch in stockinette stitch

Skill Level/Skills Used
Advanced Beginner to Intermediate