Saturday, March 23, 2013

Pear with a bite socks knitting pattern.

woman socks knitting pattern with colorwork pear and textured foot
Recently I've been in the mood to knit socks, lots of socks. This means another pattern from the fruity socks collection is already up. After lacy socks and textured socks it's time for a little colorwork.

This pair has a band of stranded colorwork (no more than 2 colors in a row) on the leg and a textured foot. Playing with 2 different needle sizes you won't have to bother with stitch count and stretchiness.

I’m sure you’ll love to wear these fun pear with a bite socks too.

socks knitting pattern fruity sock collection
You can get your copy of the pattern right here for $5:  

And now the technical info...

Skill level: intermediate.

Techniques used: knit/purl in the round, stranded colorwork, short row heel, grafting.

pair of woollen socks with fair isle pears
Yarn: Fingering weight sock yarn
Main color: 350-400 yards (variegated colorway suggested) 
Contrasting color 1: 40 yards (yellow or white suggested) 
Contrasting color 2: 40 yards (green suggested)
Contrasting color 3: 10 yards (brown suggested)

Gauge: 28 stitches and 35 rows = 4 inches in stockinette.

Size: Woman medium (8” around foot) To modify size, check gauge then go down (smaller) or up (larger) a needle size. Easy tip!

Tools:  Size US 1 / 2.25 mm (or size to get gauge) and US 2 / 2.75mm (or one size larger) DPNs, 2 circulars or long circular for magic loop; tapestry needle; scissors; 1 stitch marker.

Happy sock knitting!