At least where I live. But although I am not a fan of cold weather, at least my feet stay warm thanks to the zillion of handknitted socks I have in my drawer. And here is my newest addition: Riley Socks.
Just a few slipped stitches are needed to change a pattern of rather unspectacular single stripes into a pattern witn an op-art effect.
The socks are worked cuff down with one colour at a time in ingle stripes. They are interrupted at regular intervals by squares formed with slipped stitches. The different tension of the squares bends the stripes slightly, creating the desired effect. The heel is integrated so that the heel flap is worked in rounds at the same time as the leg.
The pattern for Riley Socks is included in the latest issue of Knit Now, issue 147, now available from stores in the UK or online from Pocketmags or Craftstash.