Colourwork Sock Inspiration
Socktober continues to inspire in this episode. Colourwork socks are always pretty impressive. Whilst they are on the trickier side of sock knitting, they are with the effort. Ten of the best colourwork sock patterns made it into this episode’s pattern pick for your Socktober inspiration.
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Colourwork Sock Patterns to Inspire and Delight
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This is a super fun pattern with an unexpected twist on the sole! This all over colourwork pattern is knitted in 4ply yarn and uses tessellated motifs on the top and underneath. On the bottom of the sole is a cheeky little dwarf! You can buy the pattern for €5 on Ravelry.
Remember those Fish and Chips snacks that were popular in the 80s? The motif on these socks is very reminiscent of those. You can buy this pattern on Ravelry for $6.
Lumi Karmitsa is a bit of a colourwork socks superstar. This is just one of a collection of patterns and comes in Finnish only at the moment. You can buy this pattern on Ravelry for €6.
This fantastic free colourwork sock pattern is a great way to show off gradient, fade and variegated yarns. It’s a free pattern you can get from Ravelry.
Who doesn’t love a flamingo? These colourwork socks are great fun. Find them on Ravelry for SEK50.
More of a recipe rather than a pattern, this free recipe for ghoulish socks is sure to be a hit at Halloween. Find it free on Ravelry.
I’d love a pair of these intarsia bee socks. The pattern is £7 on Ravelry.
Love the way these silhouettes are all different in thus colourwork sock pattern. Crazy Zauberballs are a great choice for the contract colour to add interest. It’s free and you can download it here.
A cool tweak on the Christmas stocking, but for Halloween. Personalise this pattern by mixing up the order of the strips on the socks. Also ideal for using up scraps or mini-skeins. You can buy the pattern on Ravelry for $5.
A colourwork sock pattern that really makes the most of colour changing yarns for the contrast colour to produce interesting effects. Buy this pattern on Ravelry for €5.
Music for this episode was provided with kind permission of Adam and the Walter Boys with ‘I Need a Drink’, available on iTunes.