Well, if you haven't yet noticed, here is another proof of what I like to knit best - another sock pattern of mine got published, the Zinger Socks.
This pattern, too, was planned for the Love of Knitting magazine which now sadly is no longer published. Instead the pattern is available for indvidual download.
The socks are knitted cuff down, with one colour at the time. The vertical lines are created by slipped stitches which get carried over the stripe in the colour used. It is worked with a short row heel using German short rows with double stitches. An easy to knit heel variation and I love the effect when one half is worked in one colour, the second half then in the other colour.
The toe is also a basic version, which is done without any grafting but the yarn is pulled through the remaining stitches. All the techniques make this pattern perfect for a newbie sock knitter! Also, the socks require only 50g of each colour, so they are a great stashbuster project for all those leftover from other projects. I think for my next pair I'll reverse the colours for the second sock - don't you think that would look even more fun? Now, what colours would you choose your Zinger socks?
The pattern is availabe for download from the Interweave store, here.