I have just released another new sock pattern! This time, it’s a stranded pattern that has been swirling in my head for quite awhile. Amanda, my stepdaughter, LOVES anything houndstooth. She has a coat, scarf, gloves, even rainboots with the pattern on it! What she needed, though, was a pair of hand knit houndstooth socks. I decided that I would first need to design them. Since her birthday was at the end of July, I decided the time had come. They’ve now been test knit and are available for sale!
If you are new to knitting stranded socks, this would be a good choice as the pattern is just a four stitch, four row repeat and the sole is a simple stripe. Be sure to swatch and check your foot sizing carefully, as stranded knitting doesn’t have much stretch. The top-down pattern comes in women’s small [medium, large] to fit foot circumferences of 7.25[8.25, 9.25] inches. If you struggle with gauge or fit, detailed instructions to modify stitch counts by two or four stitches are included. The houndstooth pattern and sole pattern are provided as charts.
I used Brown Sheep Wildfoote in Blue Blood Red, Black Orchid, and Vanilla. For the small size, I only needed one skein of each, but it might be wise to buy a second skein of the black and white for larger sizes.
By the way, it is easy to get addicted to houndstooth. The following is the first sock of a pair just for me!
I’m using The Loopy Ewe’s new Solid Series sock yarn in Coffee and Sand along with Claudia Handpainted in Crushed Velvet.
Tiger thinks houndstooth makes a good pillow.