Dizzy Diamonds Socks
The Dizzy Diamonds Socks are a fun, slightly-eye-bending way to jazz up an otherwise-vanilla pair of socks! Grab the brightest contrast mini you can find and splash that colour on the leg of the sock for an exciting burst of graphic colourwork. Why make another pair of vanilla socks when you can make something that makes people say “WOW!”
These socks have a plain foot and a stranded-colourwork leg. They have a contrast afterthought heel (with optional afterthought mini-gussets) that allows you to use self-striping, self-patterning, or pooling yarn continuously with no breaks. With both toe-up and cuff-down instructions available, the pattern is written for four sizes and they are completely adjustable to fit. Corresponding written instructions are provided for the chart, and video resources are linked for many of the required techniques.
This pattern requires the knitter to be able to knit with two colours at once on a small circumference in the round (the pattern is method-neutral to suit your preferred technique for socks). It clearly explains all techniques for increases, decreases, and short rows. With assistance from the resources linked in the pattern, it is accessible to an intermediate sock knitter who is still relatively new to stranded knitting.
Go wild with your colours for these socks! They look good in pretty much any style of yarn for the Main Colour — self-striping, self-patterning, pooling, speckled, etc. — but the effect of the stitch pattern is easiest to see if the Contrast Colour is a solid or semisolid that contrasts well with all the colours in the Main Colour yarn.
This pattern is compatible with the knitCompanion app! You can purchase a version prepared specifically for the app by clicking on the white t-shirt icon buying option.