This pattern is a playful experiment in color theory. The trio of coordinating "mismatched" socks is created by rearranging the order of three contrasting colors when you knit each sock.
The socks feature a boxy, mosaic (slipped stitch) design. If you are new to mosaic colorwork, it is basically like knitting stripes with a few strategically placed slipped stitches. You are only working with one color of yarn at a time. The mosaic motif is charted.
The socks are knit from the toe up with a star toe and a short row heel.
This pattern is written in needle neutral terms and can be worked on dpns or circular needles with your favorite small circumference circular knitting method.
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Yarn Weight: 1 - Super Fine
Recommended Yarn: Ewe Ewe Yarns Fluffy Fingering (shown in 97 Brushed Silver, 30 Saffron and 83 Iris Blossom)
Recommended Needle Size: US size 2 (2.75 mm) dpns or circular needles
Pattern Length: 5 pages
What to Expect
- basic knit and purl stitches
- repetitive stitch patterns
- color charts
- knitting in rows
- small circumference knitting in the round
Construction and Shaping
- short row heel
- star toe
- mosaic (slip stitch) colorwork
- Contrasting Yarns for Knit Colorwork
- Pinhole Cast On
- Attaching a New Color without Yarn Tails
- Carrying 2 Colors for Knit Stripes in the Round
- Shadow Wrapped Short Row Heel Variation
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Before knitting begins, I sketch ideas, test yarns, stitch swatches, create charts, do math and consider a variety of skills and construction methods. Each pattern uses standard knitting terminology and notations, is edited for technical accuracy and has a logical, easy-to-read format.
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