This ankle sock knitting pattern incorporates a traditional Scandinavian knitting technique known as twining, to create an unusual texture using two colors of yarn. These socks are worked from the leg down with the wrong side facing and have Shadow Wrapped short row heels and banded, paired decrease toes.
Twining is a method where the two working yarns are held in one hand and twisted around each other as you knit. The wrong side of the work looks like striped stockinette. Twisting the yarn strands around each other (clockwise for one round then counter clockwise for one round) create the texture on the right side.
If you are new to Shadow Wrapped short row heels don't worry. Short row heels are a lot faster and easier than you may think. In addition to the pattern, the download also includes a reference card with a photo tutorial of how to make the necessary twin and triplet stitches required for the short row heels.
Yarn Weight: 1 - Super Fine
Recommended Yarn: Skacel Cobasi by Hikoo (shown in Violette and White)
Recommended Needle Size: US size 2 (2.75 mm) dpns
sock foot length - 8 1/2 (9 1/2, 10) inches
Pattern Length: 5 pages with an additional 2 page Short Row Heel photo tutorial
What to Expect
- basic knit and purl stitches
- repetitive stitch patterns
- small circumference knitting in the round
Construction and Shaping
- short row heel
- rounded wedge toe
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