Another pattern I worked on last year already is now ready to be shared here: Twirling Socks. They are my contribution to the latest book by Interweave Coffeehouse Knits.
Inspired by the ritual of sipping and stitching, Coffeehouse Knits is a collection of 2o knitwear designs combined with stirring essays. So why not pour yourself another cup and settle with this lovely book and/or your needles?
A project to bring to knit group gatherings should be portable, and the pattern should be easy to memorize so that one doesn’t lose track while chatting. These socks meet those criteria perfectly. The main pattern is a knit-and-purl ribbing, which travels to the side every couple of rounds. The interesting detail is the heel because the heel flap and gusset are integrated into the leg and are worked in the round. The skewed heel flap “triangle” emerges from one of the knit columns in the ribbing.
The pattern for the Twirling Socks is included in the book Coffeehouse Knits available from the Interweave website, here, and any other book store.