This handsome sock in five sizes (XS/S/M/L/XL) features a vertical slip-stitch pattern that mixes two highly contrasting yarns nicely. This is a great way to use yarns of differing characteristics as well, such as a springy, wooly type with a slippery, shiny type to make a suitably sturdy sock fabric. This version pairs a highly variegated hand-dyed yarn with a solid, natural shade but a more subtle fabric can be achieved with two solids that are closer in tone. The patterned portion extends down the leg and heel, as well as over the top of the foot; the toe and top cuff are worked solid.
Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size, elasticity, and yardage requirement.
Socks are shown in size M, knit in Bare Naked Wools Stone Soup Fingering yarn, color River Rock and Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock, color Sweet Potato Pone (hand-dyed exclusively for the 2018 Pairings Club)