Spiral Rib "Illusion" Socks

Sock-it-2me's picture

When spiral ribbing is worked with striped yarn, an interesting illusion is created: diamond zig-zags appear! The perfect yarn for this technique is KnitPicks "Felici"..... the color contrasts are bold and the stripes are broad and even. The color "Foxglove" was used for these socks. Spiral knitting is best worked on a circular needle, as the stitches "travel" as you knit round and round.
For those with "sock savy" here are some notes for these ladies size medium socks knit top down on one Addi 12 inch, 2.5 mm circular needle:
* k1, P1 ribbing worked on 60 sts for ten rounds.
* 12 sts increased around to 72 sts for spiral rib ankle portion.
* Spiral Rib: (on a mult of 6 sts) [ K2, YO, K 2, K2 tog]> repeat this around
and around without any marker to form the ankle.
* Before start of heel flap, decrease 12sts around to 60 sts total and finish
as basic sock.
Because I appreciate symetry and balance, I worked the spiral ribbing of the second sock to run in the opposite direction and create a mirror image.
This rib is: [ SSK, K2, YO, K2 ]> around.

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Joe-in Wyoming's picture

That is a very nice looking

That is a very nice looking sock.

Crafty Andy's picture

nice job.

nice job.

ILHIKER's picture

Simply amazing! Beautiful

Simply amazing! Beautiful work and fun to look at too.