We are so close to Valentine’s Day I just couldn’t resist making these socks. I was flipping through my twisted stitch pattern book and found all of these great “heart” patterns. A little swatching. A little ripping. A little desperate knitting and photographing.
Now here we are, with a brand spanking new pattern. Thank you to Kristi for being my glorious test knitter. I can’t wait to see her finished socks.
See that? That’s right. I carried those twisted stitches down the heel.
And there! Right there, on the toe. Yep, carried the pattern down the toe too.
The Twisted Love socks are my homage to traditional twisted stitches. Most twisted stitch stockings have 5 to 7 different stitch patterns that comprise the full patterning, and this sock follows that tradition with 5 different stitch patterns. As it can be hairy to follow multiple charts, I have presented the charts in two different formats to help you complete your Twisted Love socks.
This pattern is meant for an adventurous intermediate to advanced knitter. I even carried the pattern down the heel flap and the toe. I love that the pattern pops so beautifully.
Yarn: 1 Skein Oriri Draco Design Li’l Squish, 385 yards, Deep Lilac, blend of Merino, Bamboo, and Nylon
Needle: US 1 (2.25 mm) Hiya Hiya Steel Double Pointed Needles (DPNs) or needles to obtain gauge
Gauge: 7.5 stitches per inch (spi) and 9 rows per inch (rpi) OR 30 stitches & 36 rows to 4 inches/10 cm in stockinette
Size: To fit a US women’s 9 shoe, approx. 8.25” circumference and 9” foot
To alter the size: Adjust your gauge to increase or decrease the circumference of the foot as needed. Please note that this pattern is not stretchy due to the twisted stitches and cables. An advanced knitter could also remove or exchange cable patterns to increase or decrease the size.