It always seems such a shame when an absolutely beautiful skein of yarn knits up with these unattractive splodges of colour. So I designed the Mentmore Socks pattern to try to overcome this.
The socks are worked in a slip-stitch pattern which not only gives a lovely cushioned feel to the socks but also helps to break up the colours up between rounds. Some of the stitches in the pattern are knit and some are slipped on every round. This effectively draws that colour up into the band above and with many yarns this is all that is required to give a harmonious looking sock.
Even within the same dye-lot one skein can be very different from another, as in the photo above. This is of course part of their charm and character, but it does mean that when you are making a pair of socks one can look a completely different shade from the other.
For more details about the new Mentmore Socks pattern, please click here. The pattern is available for instant download from my website so you can get knitting today.
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