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Spice up your self-striping sock yarns with this toe-up sock. Start with a single-yarn, garter-stitch, short-row toe worked on two needles, then knit in the round with a two-color-per-round chequered pattern. This pattern is designed to give a new look to a yarn that would usually give stripes when used singly. The use of garter stitch for the heel and toe and two-color- per-round patterning, make for a strong cozy sock.
This pattern is included in my book, Cool Socks Warm Feet, which is available in paper or pdf format from my website: www.lucyneatby.com
variable, but aim for a firm, dense fabric
Lucy is a full-time hand-knitting designer, teacher and the author of books including Cool Socks Warm Feet, Cool Knitters Finish in Style and A Little Book of BIG Holes for Hand-Knitters. She also shares her knitting techniques through her Learn with Lucy series of DVDs. Lucy lives in Nova Scotia.