The Periwinkle Dragon

Original Knitting Patterns by Carolyn Lisle
Get This Pattern!

Whitewater Rapids Socks

The Whitewater Rapids Socks are inspired by churning river rapids. These socks reflect the water’s turbulence and irregularly-interrupted flow with deliberately twisted elongated stitches offset from each other in a disorderly pattern. No unusual techniques are required to make this visually striking effect!

Close-up of bright blue and white sock with twisted surface detail. Crossed feet wearing bright blue and white socks with twisted surface detail. Back view of bright blue and white socks with twisted surface detail.

These toe-up socks feature a unique but easy-to-work twisted surface texture, as well as a rounded short row heel using no-holes short rows and a twisted-rib cuff.

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 accessible to an intermediate sock knitter.

The texture used in this pattern works with nearly any colourway, since it stands out on a solid colour, but also pulls out subtle dye details and breaks up pooling.

You might also like:

Browse All My Designs

Get This Pattern!

Stay In The Loop!