I'm excited to be able to share my latest sock design with you. The Give and Take socks came about when I was knitting swatches of different stitch patterns. I wondered what the effect would be if I added or took away a round of knit stitches between the rounds of lace stitches. So without further ado, here are the Give socks...
Knit using Stylecraft Yarn's Head over Heels All Stars sock yarn in the Ossie colourway, these socks have a round of knit stitches in between each round of lace stitches to make lacy ribbons climbing the sock.
The Take socks are a close relative...
Knit using Stylecraft Yarn's Head over Heels All Stars sock yarn in the Woldgate colourway (designed by yours truly!), these socks have had the knit rounds taken from the pattern, to leave only the lace rounds, creating pretty curves of lace.
Both pairs of socks feature a twisted rib cuff and are knit top down with a heel flap and grafted toe. There's an 8 or 16 row pattern which is easy to memorise. The pattern is one size and has quite a bit of negative ease so will fit a medium-adult sized foot. If you'd like to knit a smaller size, I would suggest going down a needle size. I used between 60 and 65g of each ball to knit each pair.
The pattern is on sale in my Ravelry store here for £4, and I'm donating £1 from each pattern sale to my Fibre4Fibres fundraising page to raise money for Myositis UK. The Stylecraft Make Along group over on Facebook are going to be having a knitalong throughout July, and if you join the group, you'll be able to get a discount code, valid throughout July, to get 10% off the pattern. You can find the group here.
I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's Give and Take socks in the group. Which do you prefer? I hope you have lots of fun knitting them! xxx
|Give socks (right) in Head over Heels All Stars Ossie and Take socks (left) in Head over Heels All Stars Woldgate|
Join the Stylecraft Make Along group on Facebook here and get your discount code.
Buy the Give and Take socks pattern on Ravelry here!