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You know what? I have a ton of self-patterning sock wool. It's because I love the stuff. Even though it's getting more boring by the second to knit a pair of plain socks and just let the yarn do its work, I love it. One of the reasons I designed the Razor's Edge Socks earlier this year was to use up some beautiful self-patterning wool that the prospect of knitting was just getting too boring to contemplate. But, even if they're a bit tedious to knit, I love to wear them. So I've decided that my knitting activity during MA classes will be to knit as many plain socks out of fabulous self-patterning wool as possible. For, you know, values of 'plain' that it doesn't tax me to knit in class.

These socks (there's a single photo beneath the cut tag) are probably going to look very plain to you, but look again! Do you see the sneaky little line that crosses the top of the foot? That's the spiral, and inside that spiral are all the increases you'd normally put in gussets for a traditional sock. I continued the spiral all the way to the cuff.

I cannot recommend any sock book more highly than New Pathways for Sock Knitters (sorry about the amazon.com link; amazon.co.uk didn't have a photograph). Yes, it's better, in my opinion, than Cookie A's admittedly brilliant Sock Innovation. I've had this book since it came out in 2007, and I have gone back to it I don't know how many times for inspiration, or even for straight-up patterns, like this one.


One Photo!

These were made with Schoppel-Woole's Admiral R Druck in colour "Magic".


Spiraling Coriolis Socks
Spiraling Coriolis Socks
This is a pattern from Cat Bordhi's New Pathways for Sock Knitters, which continues to be one of my favourite sock knitting resources.



Ravelry Project Page for these socks.

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