Text: The Periwinkle Dragon Purple dragon eye with yarn ball and text: Original knitting patterns by Carolyn Lisle Text: The Periwinkle Dragon Purple dragon eye with yarn ball and text: Original knitting patterns by Carolyn Lisle
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Slipper On Socks

The Slipper On Socks are inspired by my other favourite footwear (besides knitted socks, of course) — slippers! Comfortable and effortless, you can get them in all kinds of whimsical shapes, and there‚Äôs always lots of room to double your cozy factor by wearing them with hand-knitted socks. This DK-weight pattern is also cozy, low-effort, and fun; they are a great way to have fun with minis, sock sets, and wild yarns!

Close up of feet wearing turquoise and magenta knitted socks with spiralling slipped-stitch texture and diagonal-striped coordinating accent-colour cuff section. Feet wearing turquoise and magenta knitted socks with spiralling slipped-stitch texture and diagonal-striped coordinating accent-colour toe and cuff sections. Close up of feet wearing turquoise and magenta knitted socks with spiralling slipped-stitch texture.

These heavyweight socks have an all-over spiralling slipped-stitch pattern that uses elongated stitches and no-cable-needle cables for a stretchy fit with intuitive patterning. Impactful extensions of the contrast cuff and toe colours into the leg and foot patterning via helical stripes make this pattern stand out in a crowd! They have an afterthought heel (with optional afterthought mini-gussets) as well as a cuff that flows neatly into the leg patterning. Knit toe-up, the pattern is written for three adult sizes and the foot lengths are adjustable to fit.

This pattern requires the knitter to be able to knit a small circumference in the round (the pattern is written in a method-neutral manner to suit your preferred technique for socks — double-pointed needles, magic loop/one circular needle, two circular needles, short circular needle, etc. — and the socks can be worked two-at-a-time on the foot and on the heels). Corresponding written instructions are provided for the charts, all abbreviations are fully explained, and video resources are linked for many of the required techniques. It is easily accessible to an intermediate sock knitter.

Grab that busy skein, choose a couple of minis that go with it, and work this fun and easy slipped-stitch pattern to bring them all together! They look good in pretty much any style of yarn for the Main Colour, and the Contrast Colours can really be anything you think works with your Main Colour. (Using two minis also ensures you can make heavyweight socks for bigger foot sizes without fear of yarn chicken!) Excellent for using up impulse-buy skeins and leftovers, these socks are so much more fun than vanilla socks while still being a speedy, TV-knitting-friendly project!

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