Pat's Knitting and Quilting
November 5 , 2008
I love the bright strong geometric pattern with the pizzazz of the fun pink/purple multicolor yarn. The great thing about slip stitch socks is that they are nice and stretchy and not as thick as stranded colorwork - so actually more practical to wear with shoes.
Pattern: Binsenkorbchen by Stephanie van der Linden - available as a free Ravelry download or through the Socken-Kreativ Liste yahoo group.
My version has a total of 5 chart repeats for a longer leg/foot. The only modification I made was to change the beginning of the round to the middle of the sole after turning the heel so the pattern-to-stripe sides edges would flow smoothly and it worked - a perfect smooth transition! Stephanie has some wonderful little details like putting a single purl stitch in the center of each rectangle - easy to see on this photo. Altogether wonderful pattern and fun sock - love those stripes on the bottom too!
One of the 3 options for the November SKA Sockdown challenge is slip stitch, and since I have just completed the mosaic socks, I decided to go with a one color slip stitch pattern. It was an easy choice for me because I have been wanting to make Mad Color Weave since the day I saw Stacey's gorgeous socks over a year ago. I'm using Lorna's Laces Sport in Harvest color for the November yellow/gold Solid Socks KAL.
Now for a hat....