After all my lace or cabled socks that I knitted toe-up, I felt a bit of stranded colourwork would be nice – to spark some joy. Plus I had to knit from my stash: I purchased some squishy sock yarn from John Arbon Textiles at the Edinburgh Yarnfest back in March. I got three colourways with the nice names Bulderin Clouds, Mackerel Sky and Mizzle (I am really celebrating these nature-related names). Plus, I had a perfect pink left-over from my Magnoliaz – a sock pattern I released last year.
Sparkz is my latest sock pattern. It has just the right amount of colourwork to keep all the knit stitches interested. Only maximum two colours in a row, so that you won’t get tangled up with too many strands over your knitting fingers. When a third colour is needed, I used the slipped stitch trick.
The pattern was tech-edited by Frauke from Urbanyarning and I really have to thank her for all the useful tips. She suggested not to limit the instructions to magic loop (which is my preferred method of sock knitting). So you will find clear instructions for your preferred method, whether you knit with a circular, 4 or 5 dpns or 3 flexible needles.
Do you like Sparkz? Head over to Ravelry, download and knit them. I am sure they will spark joy.
All my sock patterns can be found on Ravelry.
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WTF are you doing? Carl was not pleased when he had to share the fauteuil très chic when we took pictures of Sparkz socks. Also, let me assure you the socks have a very good fit, they are knit 3 sizes to big for the model.