Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Freebie Wednesday- Simple Stripes Fair Isle Sock Pattern

It'll still be awhile before I can get back to regular Freebie Friday patterns, so here's an interim freebie.
I designed this sock for Knit Picks a few years ago. When KP discontinued the yarn, they also discontinued the pattern. The rights have reverted back to me. It has proven to be a popular pattern- I get requests for it all the time. Instead of just sending the file out to people, I decided to post it.
You can use any self patterning or self striping yarn with this pattern- just make sure that the colors contrast sharply with the solid base yarn. If you come across a color section that doesn't look *right* with the background yarn, just cut it and go to the next color in the repeat. You get great shading and none of those pesky ends to weave in.
I couldn't figure out how to put the pdf file as a download here, so I printed out the pages and scanned them.
Do the usual- click on the images to enlarge, right click to save as jpgs, print from any graphics program.


Yankee Girl ~ Missy said...

ooh I like!!!

Diane said...

I didn't realize that was your pattern! I made those socks a few years ago--it was really a fun knit, with interesting results, esp. for someone who has done very little Fair Isle. Great way to learn how to manipulate 2 yarns.

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much! Looking forward to knittin' em up.

Kate/Massachusetts said...

Oh how beautiful! Thank you for sharing the pattern.

Your lovely package arrived this past weekend and it was such a delight! Your books are simply incredible!!! I bought some dyes today to "play" with! Again, thank you!

Leigh said...

You designed those socks?!?!?! Why am I surprised. I have admired those ever since they first appeared in the KnitPicks catalog. Thank you soooooo much for the pattern!

Anonymous said...

so good of you to share this beautiful pattern...wish KnitPicks still had the Sweet Tarts yarn!