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Mixed Jelly Beans Socks

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Mixed Jelly Beans Socks
Mixed Jelly Beans Socks
Mixed Jelly Beans Socks
Mixed Jelly Beans Socks

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit, purl
  • knitting circularly

Pattern Description:

Give your feet some sweet fun for Easter time or anytime. Choose a multi-color yarn, solid color yarn, and have fun putting together a random bead mix of some of the colors in the multi-color yarn. Then you're set to make these socks with their mixed bead colors nestled into the solid-color ribbed pattern and coordinating multi-color feet. An extra bonus is the hint of slipped stitches in the arch/instep area hugs foot for a super-comfortable fit.

This pattern is dedicated to a dear friend Robin Driscoll. She gave me the initial inspiration for using mixed-color beads on sock leg to match the yarn color in foot of sock (where you can't put beads for a typical wearable sock - although one day I will make an artistic pair of socks with beads all over and name it "these are the socks that try men's soles" [laughing]).

Not yet having a name for the sock design, I happened to come across a bag of jelly beans on my snack shelf - those jelly beans reminded me of the medley of bead colors and the happy feeling of these socks. And Robin is one of the happiest and most out-flowing warm-hearted people I know, so the name stuck. Of course, you can choose other colors and name your socks whatever feeling (or food group) they remind you of!

Gauge:

7 3/4 stitches/inch

Materials:

  • Light sportweight yarn - 125[160] yards each of multi and solid colors
  • 720[840] size 8/0 glass seed beads (approximately 25 g) of mixed colors like those in multicolor yarn
  • size US 1 / 2.5 mm needles suggested, plus needles one size larger


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Intermediate
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Women
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Patterns for Wearable Art in Timeless Styles :: Jackie E-S established HeartStrings to provide quality instruction to knitters who want their items to be special, as well as practical and enjoyable ...

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