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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