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Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

A former navigation officer for British cargo ships, Lucy Neatby now finds herself submerged in the fabulous world of fiber. Whether designing, writing or instructing, she strives to bring out the ...

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Chequerboard Socks

from Lucy Neatby
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Chequerboard Socks
Chequerboard Socks

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knitting in the round
  • two-colour knitting

Pattern Description:

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

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • adjustable Adult


  • 50 grams Fingering weight Sock yarn with distinctive colour changes
  • 50 grams Fingering Weight Sock yarn in Contrast Solid Colour

You Will Also Need:

  • 2.25 mm dpns for main body of sock
  • 2mm dpns for toe, heel and cuff

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