The idea behind these socks is applying the look of a classic Selbu mitten into a sock construction. So, the back of the mitten hand goes along the leg and instep of the sock, whereas the palm pattern goes under the foot, the rib for the cuff, and the stripy thumb gusset for the sock gusset. And just like classic Selbu mittens, these socks have columns along each side with a lice pattern spine.
Nightingale is a toe-up, stranded colour work sock that uses just two yarns; one variegated and one almost solid. Pick two colours that contrast well with each other for maximum effect.
Designed exclusively for us by the incomparable Marjan Hammink from Yarnissima, this pattern showcases stunning architecture. Perfect for both handpainted or semi-solid colors, The Portland Gussets pattern was inspired by Marjan's journey to the 2009 Sock Summit in Portland, OR.Knit from the toe up using Springvale Sport, a lighter sport/heavier fingering weight yarn, using 2.5mm (US 1) needles, and a gauge of 34 stitches per 10cms (4").This pattern is available via an automatic PDF…