These socks, sized to fit most adults, are worked from the toe up. The pattern features a geometric, two color, stair-step design created with a technique known as mosaic, or slip stitch, colorwork. The socks have a star toe and shadow wrapped short row heel shaping.
Mosaic knitting is likely the easiest type of colorwork because, unlike fair isle, only one color of yarn is worked at a time. The complicated looking design is basically made by knitting in alternating color stripes and slipping slipping certain stitches without working them.
The mosaic motif in this pattern is charted two ways so either a light or dark color can be the main color.
This pattern is written in needle neutral terms and can be worked on dpns or on long circular needles.
Yarn Weight: 1 - Super Fine
Recommended Yarn: Zitron Trekking Sport (shown in colors 1430 and 1401))
Recommended Needle Size: US size 1.5 (2.5 mm) dpns or long circular needles
Finished Measurements: Adult Size XXS (XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL)
sock leg height from floor to top of cuff - 8 3/4 (8 3/4, 9 3/4, 9 3/4, 10 3/4, 10 3/4, 11 3/4) inches
Pattern Length: 11 pages
What to Expect
- basic knit and purl stitches
- repetitive stitch patterns
- simple color changes
- color charts
- small circumference knitting in the round
Construction and Shaping
- star toe
- short row heel
- mosaic (slip stitch) colorwork
- Invisible Circular Cast On
- Alternating Helical Stripes
- Deciphering Mosaic Knitting Charts and 3 tips for Mosaic Knitting
- TSK/TSP - Twin (Triplet) Stitch Knit & Purl
- Tubular Bind Off in the Round for K1, P1, Ribbing
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