2017 is rapidly winding down, and I've got one last pattern release for the year. I decided to go back to what really got me crazy about knitting in the first place: socks. I've knit so many socks by now that I no longer need a pattern to knit a basic sock, but sometimes something more exciting is called for. And when I was browsing images of stitch patterns and motifs, this leaf-like design caught my eye. I swatched a bit, added some additional texture, and came up with the new pattern I'm debuting today, the Elodia Socks.
These socks are knit from the cuff down and use a traditional heel flap and gusset. The twisted rib pattern of the cuff transitions into the faux-cable and lace stitch pattern that runs down the leg and onto the instep. The back of the sock is worked in simple stockinette, giving you a bit of a break from the stitch pattern on the front and speeding up the time to knit the socks. The foot is finished with a wide toe that is grafted.
This sample was worked in a lovely tonal yarn, Knit Picks Hawthorne Tonal Hand Paint, a lovely 80% superwash wool/20% nylon blend with a high twist. I used one skein of the colorway Ashland, and I just love the subtle variegation in tone the knit fabric that really gives dimension to the color.
These socks are graded to three adult sizes -- to fit a foot circumference of 8 (9, 10) in./20.5 (23, 25.5) cm -- and have both written and charted instructions for the stitch pattern. I'm also offering the pattern at 20% off for the first week of publication (until 11:59 p.m. EST on Monday, December 11) with the code SOCKHOP.
I expect you'll be seeing these socks again, as Rainbow has already asked me to knit her a pair!