There’s a particular sock pattern that is at the tippy-top of my “all-time favorite knitting patterns” list. I became aware of this new approach to sock making after knitting dozens of socks with very traditional approaches. Sock knitting was becoming stale and Skew was such a breath of fresh air. It all begins with Judy’s Magic Cast On and only 12 stitches. And, it’s free on knitty.com. I’m pretty sure the designer, , is a genius.
The architecture of the sock is unlike any other that I’ve made. It fits my foot perfectly and I love the look of the stitching up the side of the leg. Wearing them makes me happy. 🙂
My latest pair is made with a self-striping sock yarn. I think this pattern would also work beautifully with a hand-painted yarn, too. I’m envisioning a black, grey and chartreuse colorway. It’s fortunate that a box of bare sock yarn arrived on my doorstep today. It’s also fortunate that it’s supposed to be warm and rain-less tomorrow, perfect for backyard dyeing!