New Pattern: Stuffed Olives Socks
I designed these socks as a challenge to myself to find a new and interesting way to play with yarns that have a long transition of colour, such as Zauberball.
The leg is knit sideways in stretchy and comfortable garter stitch, which will accommodate pretty much any leg and ankle circumference. The button detail was included both for decoration, but also function, as it allows anyone who has in the past found hand-knit socks difficult to pull on a far easier fit as you do not have to struggle to get the leg section over the wide foot and arch area.
These socks can also be worn turned-down over ankle boots for a decorative way to dress up winter wear and bring a plash of colour to boot-tops as an alternative to boot cuffs.
The mixture of super-cushioned garter stitch and option to button up or turn down the leg for a mixture of styles makes these socks incredible comfortable and versatile.
They are also fun to knit, as you won’t get bored as you switch between flat knitting and working in the round, between working in subtle transitioning stripes and letting the colour transitions of the zauberball do the work for you. The sock can also be worked in either one or two solid sport-weight sock yarns that will knit to an equivalent gauge.
Yarn weight: Sport weight (5/6 ply)
Example Yarn: Schoppel-Wolle Zauberball StÃ¤rke 6
Gauge: 26 stitches and 34 rows = 10cm/4″ in stocking stitch
Needle size: 3mm (US 2½)
Yarn usage: 280 – 300 m (300 – 330 yards)
Sizes available: These socks are incredibly stretchy and will accommodate most women’s foot sizes. Foot length is fully adjustable for a perfect, custom fit.
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