Fancy some illusion knitting? For me it's one of the techniques I really enjoy - so easy to work, but with a stunning result. Illusion Knitting, also called Shadow knitting is worked with two contrasting colours, but always with one colour at the time. From one angle the socks look like simple hooped socks, but from another angle the hidden motif of diagonal stripes appears. The effect is created by the shadow caused from the raised purl stitches worked throughout the pattern.
The socks are knitted top down with heel flap and gusset. Cuff, heel and toe are worked in main colour only; leg and foot are worked alternating between two rounds in main colour and two rounds in contrast colour. The pattern comes with charts and also full written instructions.
The pattern includes three sizes: Women’s S, M and L to fit leg circumference 16.5 (18.75, 21.25) cm [6.6 (7.5, 8.5)”]. Leg length and foot length are adjustable.
As of today, Striped Illusion is available from my Ravelry store, here.