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Solar Vortex Socks


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What do you do during the hottest week of the year? You knit wool socks, of course! These socks were knit during a summer heatwave. The sunny yellow in the yarn combined with the way the spiral pattern fans out like sun rays where the foot ends and the toe of the sock begins reminds me of the sun. Hence the name, Solar Vortex. Though instructions are given to knit these socks cuff down, the pattern is the same whether knit toe up or cuff down. The simple pattern repeat makes this a quick, meditative and relaxing knit. The heel is added after the rest of the sock is finished so the spiral stitch pattern is not interrupted. Instructions are given to knit socks in narrow, medium and wide widths. Foot length is customizable BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit, purl, decreases (k2tog, ssk), Kitchener stitch, working in the round GAUGE 8 stitches and 12 rows per 1 inch/ 2.5 centimetres in stockinette stitch SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Pattern instructions are included for narrow width(7 inch/ 18 centimetre), medium width (8 inch/ 20 centimetre) and wide width (9 inch/ 23 centimetre). Pattern includes instructions for customizing foot length. SUGGESTED YARN 350 yards of Fingering weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Sample is knit using'The Black Lamb Merino Nylon' [80% merino, 20% nylon] COLORWAY 002

Recommended with this pattern

  • 350 yards/320 metres (3.5 ounces/ 100 grams) fingering weight yarn, 2.25mm(US size 1) needles - or size needed to obtain gauge
  • scrap yarn in contrasting colour, 2 unique stitch markers, tapestry needle

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I am a knitwear designer specializing in socks! I create unique, beautiful, knitting patterns that are graded for multiple sizes. A well written pattern allows you to express your creativity and focus on enjoying your craft. You will create beautiful, stylish, one-of-a-kind socks for yourself and your loved ones. I am a sarcastic, nerdy, yarn-loving, obsessive knitter who finds inspiration in anything and everything. I have far more ideas than I have time and my yarn stash has its own bedroom in our house. My designs have been featured in I Like Knitting magazine, Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks That Rock Rockin' Sock club, Interweave Knits, Knitscene, Love of Knitting and I am proud to be a contributing designer to the upcoming book 60-Minute Knits published by Stackpole Books. In my previous life I have been a Financial Planner in the Wealth Management industry, worked as a credit counsellor for a non-profit community agency and run my own property management business. I love being a part of the amazing, generous and talented fibre arts community. I live in Ontario, Canada with my husband, 2 super-awesome kids, 2 furry-lovey dogs and 1 fluffy-charming cat. You can find me on Ravelry, Instagram and twitter as Knitalot924 You can see sneak peeks of upcoming designs and opportunities to test knit my designs on my Facebook Page