Women's Butterfly Socks by Reah Janise Kauffman

Women's Butterfly Socks

August 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 12 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette
US 1 - 2.25 mm
380 - 400 yards (347 - 366 m)
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This pattern is available for free

Multicolored yarn, like this Berroco Sox, knit up into wonderful designs so that a knitter barely needs to do more than a stockinette. For this pair of socks, I wanted to add an element that would make knitting the socks -- and, of course, wearing them -- interesting. The butterfly stitch seemed to do the trick for these socks.

The pattern does NOT include instructions for knitting a heel. If you have already knit heels on socks, you may have your own favorite heel pattern, which I recommend you use. I like a short-row heel flap.

Instructions for toe shaping is included.

Also recommended is reinforcing thread. Lots of yarns already come with some nylon to make a sock sturdy, but I like to add reinforcement, especially for the heel.