Thursday, November 01, 2007

Spark Socks

Originally uploaded by gldyas
The hardest part of making these socks for the Biscuit was trying to snap a photo of her modeling them. They're made out of some of my self-dyed yarn, and the stitch I used for the leg and upper foot was a simple four-row repeat that resisted pooling and resulted in "sparks" of color in each row. I haven't seen it anywhere, but as with most knitting patterns I'm sure several people have thought of it.

Spark Slip Stitch, over a multiple of four stitches
Worked in the round
Row 1: *K1, slip 1, K3*
Row 2: Knit
Row 3: *K3, slip 1*
Row 4: Knit

To work back and forth:
Row 1: *K1, slip 1, K3*
Row 2: Purl
Row 3: *K3, slip 1*
Row 4: Purl

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