These are the socks that brought my knitting Mojo back. This past December, I didn’t knit. At all. Not one stitch. I was tired, I was busy, life was hectic, and my knitting mojo was nowhere to be found. Selena (the talented dyer at Wayfaring yarns) sent me a set of beautiful mini-skeins for a knee-high sock design that we had been talking about. The colours were gorgeous, the yarn was soft, and there were sparkles! This was enough to lure my mojo back from where ever it went and I’m happy to report that’s it’s been back ever since.
Mojo is worked from the toe up with evenly distributed colour changes that are transitioned with a simple, 8 round colour chart. The sock features a rounded toe, short row heel, and a cuff that’s long enough to fold in half.
It’s surprisingly challenging to design and write a pattern for knee high socks. Since bodies are so wonderfully diverse and beautifully different from one another, we all require slightly different calf shaping at different rates of increase. So, Mojo is both a pattern and a recipe, with notes to help you modify the pattern to ensure a perfect fit. The pattern includes a blank schematic to note your specific measurements, modifications, and colour changes so that both socks will be the same.
Foot length and leg length are customizable, and if knee-highs aren’t your thing, instructions are included for mid-calf socks. The pattern is graded for 5 circumferences, and the colour-transition pattern is charted only. The patten is needle neutral to accommodate your preferred style of working small circumference in the round.
If you like the yarn I used in the Sample, Selena has a few (15, or so) sets available as a kit with the pattern at a 15% discount until May 4th, 2019. She’s not listing them on the website until today, so hopefully there are some left when you get this. She also added a second set of minis in pinks and purples that are gorgeous! You can find her kits here.