So happy to tell you that the Deep Fall issue of Knitty is now live and includes a brand-new sock pattern of mine: High Voltage!
As most of you know, I love to try out different knitting techniques and I found it quite amazing how easy vertical stranding is to work, but what a unique look can be created with it. With vertical stranding, it is easy to create an eye-catching feature for colorful background yarns that tend to overrule complicated stitch patterns and so look best in plain stockinette stitch.
The idea for High Voltage and for using vertical stranding to create arrows came actually from the color of a yarn in my stash, because the yellow reminded me of the high voltage warning signs. Unlike the sign, I worked the arrows using two contrast colors, in reversed order for the left and right sock. But possibilities are endless. Each arrow could be worked in a different color or why not make a colorful arrow using another yarn for each strand?
For these socks, I used yarn sets with 100g of speckled yarn (MC) and two matching mini skeins of 10g each (CC1 and CC2).
The yarn sets, 'It's Electric' (yellow) with mini skeins in black and pink and 'Amped up' (green) with mini skeins in black and turquoise, were dyed especially for this project by Laurel McWilliams and are now available from her Etsy store, here: SpinningFates
The pattern is available for download at Knitty, here.
I hope you'll enjoy the patter as much as I did designing it and I can't wait to see your High Voltage version.