Illusion Movement Socks
The pattern is inspired by movement created by nature, such as wind, waves, or hot air rising from the ground. Using a hand-painted yarn as one of the colors adds another interesting striping effect. With an easy-to-memorize repeating pattern, these socks are fun and addictive to knit.
The socks are worked top down with a slipped stitch heel flap and gusset decrease. The colorwork pattern is mirrored on the right and left sock to create the illusion effect. A striping detail is added to the sole to give a small challenge when working the gusset. There are no long floats thus no need to twist stitches on the wrong side, which also yields an easy pattern for knitters new to colorwork.
Leg and instep colorwork patterns are both charted and written; gusset colorwork/shaping pattern is only charted.
Sizes Included: 7.5 - 8.25" x 8.25 - 8.75", 8.75 - 9.5" leg circ. x 9.25 - 9.5" foot length
Yarn Weight: Fingering
Yarn Line: Stroll, Stroll Tonal
Fiber Type: Wool
Needle Sizes: Sizes 1 (2.25mm) & 2 (2.75mm) 32" or longer circular needles for Magic Loop technique [or DPNs or two circular needles for two circulars technique]
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