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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.

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)

Matching Motif: Slip Ups. This pattern was also featured in our 2018 Pairings Ebook Pattern Collection

Suggested Yarn:

Better Breakfast Fingering, Stone Soup Fingering, Modern Deco Sport, Shetlandia Sport, or any soft sock yarn that knits to pattern gauge. Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size, drape, and yardage requirement.

Finished Size:

 5.5(7, 8.5, 9.75, 11) inches in circumference to fit feet measuring up to 6.75(8.25, 9.75, 11, 12.25) inches around ball of foot

Yarn Requirements:

 150(175, 200, 225, 250) yards each of Color A and Color B


 32 sts and 48 rows = 4 inches in stockinette, using Shepherd Sock yarn (knit flat; unblocked)

33 sts and 56 rows = 4 inches in two-color pattern stitch (knit flat; washed and blocked)


DPNs size 1US (2.25mm) or size to obtain correct gauge