Ha, a new pattern and I am particularly happy with this one.
I knitted these socks (photo below) two years ago with a very nice stitch pattern. Color is lovely too.
But … it is missing something.
It is a little too dull to my taste, it needs some punch and spices…
Then suddenly I had a lightbulb moment…
I made a little swatch to check if my idea would work … Drew a little chart …
And finally frogged !!! the top of the socks (luckily they are knit toe up ;-), and reknitted the top and the cuff.
Much better now, don’t you think ?
A little bit of cabling and a little bit of colorwork
Me definitely loves them.
They make me smile and think of summer …
The socks are worked toe up with a reinforced heel flap and a short row heel. The foot and leg feature a cabled ‘stem and leaves’ stitch pattern.
The small cables can be worked with or without a cable needle. Instructions for both methods are given. The ‘stem and leaves’ pattern and the ‘flowers’ are charted and fully written.
The 3rd color in the flowers’ hearts is added using duplicate stitch. Tips on colorwork and duplicate stitch included.
S/M/L to fit foot circumference: 20 / 22 / 24.5 cm (8 / 8½ / 9.5 “ )
Length of foot and leg is adjustable.
Finished height as pictured = ± 23 cm / 9”.
What you’ll need
fingering / 4 ply
MC: ± 280 to 320 m / 300 to 350 yards
CC1 and CC2: small rests of fingering weight
2.25 mm (US 1) circular needle or 5 double pointed needles or size to obtain gauge
2.5 mm (US 1½) circular needle or double pointed needles for the colorwork
32 sts and 48 rows in stockinette stitch = 10 x 10 cm (4” x 4”)
See more here