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!
These 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. Both toe-up or cuff-down instructions are provided.
This pattern requires the knitter to be able to knit a small circumference in the round (the pattern is method-neutral to suit 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.