Please Note: As of January 1, 2015 this pattern will no longer be available on Craftsy due to the new European Union taxation rules that are coming into effect regulating digital sales. Patterns will still be available through Ravelry.com (via LoveKnitting.com for EU customers). We sincerely apologize and regret that we will no longer be able to sell through this wonderful community.
Knitting Rainbows! It can be a challenge to find patterns that allow short-colour-repeat and variegated yarns to display their true beauty but this slip-stitch design lets their vibrancy shine. These socks began as a challenge during the 2014 Sochi Olympics - an event that spawned the Indigodragonfly 'Beige' colourway which celebrates all the colours of the rainbow and is the yarn used for these socks.
Two complete pattern PDFs are provided for this pattern; one contains directions for Chart Users (Charted Version) while the second contains directions for knitters who prefer all directions written out (Non-Charted Version).
These socks are knit toe up and use the following techniques:
Judy's Magic Cast On (video link only)
Fleegle Heel (modified) (instructions included in the pattern)
Jeny's Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off (instruction included in the pattern)
The Leg directions/charts for each size are given their own page to facilitate printing only the directions required.
To work the bind off it is necessary for the knitter to be able to read their knitting i.e. identify knit and purl stitches as they present themselves.
Note: The stitch pattern pulls together when the sock is relaxed making the finished circumference seem small; the pattern stitch is very stretchy, however.
32 sts and 46 rows in 4" / 10cm in Stockinette stitch, blocked
345 yards of Fingering weight
NOTICE: With the impending change to the European Union (EU) VAT (value added tax) rules coming into effect on January 1, 2015, that require taxes to be collected according to the Buyer's location, I ...
NOTICE: With the impending change to the European Union (EU) VAT (value added tax) rules coming into effect on January 1, 2015, that require taxes to be collected according to the Buyer's location, I have no option but to close my Craftsy store. The burden of registering, collecting and tracking tax rates and buyer locations for 28 different EU countries is just not feasible. I sincerely apologize to my loyal Craftsy followers - I really am sorry that I have no other choice. My patterns will remain available on Ravelry.com which has arranged to re-route EU sales to the nice folks at LoveKnitting.com which is VAT registered. Thank you everyone for your wonderful support! I will miss you. ~ Luise
An adult educator by training, technical author and lifelong knitter, crocheter and seamstress, I have had the good fortune to be able to indulge my love of all things fibre by being a full-time knitwear designer since 2008 - such a joy!
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