Handknit socks have a mystique all their own. Most knitters feel very confident that they can knit a scarf or a hat, even a sweater (even if they haven’t made one yet, they’re sure they can). But socks? Socks seem like a mystery. So, over the next few posts, I hope to de-mystify the sock-knitting process.
Meanwhile, here’s some inspiration – my sock drawer! If I can do it, so can you!
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I have a delicious new sock pattern in the works. It involves mosaic knitting, one of the most interesting forms of colorwork. It’s deceptively easy. Only one strand of yarn is used per row and the patterning is done by slipping stitches. I used to be a colorwork snob and assumed that mosaic knitting was just a wimpy way of doing stranded colorwork, but I was wrong. There are things you can do with mosaic knitting that are impossible with stranded colorwork and the resulting fabric can be just as exciting!
If you want to learn more about mosaic knitting, I highly recommend Barbara Walker’s book on the subject. Do a few swatches! You’ll definitely want to do more!