The Periwinkle Dragon

Original Knitting Patterns by Carolyn Lisle
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Acceleration Socks

Do you want a brand-new pair of socks with that pretty yarn you just brought home to be finished, like, yesterday? Did you promise someone in your life a pair of hand-knit socks but you don’t feel motivated enough to spend the next 2-4 weeks making them a pair… or maybe at this point you don’t have 2-4 weeks left before that gift-giving deadline? Then the Acceleration Socks are for you! By holding lightweight sock yarn double, in just a few days you can have a great pair of warm socks finished and ready to wear — or to throw in a gift bag on the way out the door!

Close up of feet wearing dark grey and rainbow socks with raised chevron texture. Feet wearing dark grey and rainbow socks with raised chevron texture. Back view of feet wearing dark grey and rainbow socks with raised chevron texture.

These extra-thick unisex toe-up socks have a large, graphic knit and purl texture that stands out in any colourway. They feature a rounded short row heel using no-holes short rows and a 2x2 rib cuff. They are available in four standard foot circumferences and are adjustable in length and height.

This pattern requires the knitter to be able to knit a small circumference in the round (either on double-pointed needles or your preferred technique for socks) and clearly explains all techniques required. Within the pattern you will find links to useful video tutorials as well, so the pattern is easily accessible to an intermediate -- or even an advanced beginner -- sock knitter.

Holding the yarn double gives you an opportunity to showcase a colourway in a whole new way! It mixes up variegated yarns so that they don't pool in a predictable way, and it smooths out tonals to get a gorgeous depth of colour.

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