And just like that it feels like autumn - time to open the sock drawer with all my handknitted socks. And the first pair that got into my hands is a pair I knitted ages ago: Checkers.
Checkers take a classic checkered pattern to a new level. The pattern combines stranded colourwork with textured stitches both featuring a checkered pattern.
These socks are worked in modules. They are worked from the cuff down in a combination of working in the round and working flat in rows. The cuff is worked in the round, then the back of leg, heel, and sole are worked back and forth. To join the front of the sock to the back, stitches are picked up along one side of the sole and back of leg, then the front of leg and instep are worked from the cuff down in rows, joining the two halves while knitting. Lastly the toe is worked in the round.
And not only am I wearing them today - you can now make your own pair. The pattern for Checkers is now available form my Ravelry store, here.