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Unchained Socks


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Unchained is a sock pattern using vertically-stranded color work. In the sock pictured, two solid contrast colors mingle with a solid main color. Many coloring options are possible, including using a variegated contrast yarn, so feel free to try your own ideas. This type of color work does not inhibit the elasticity of the fabric and is perfect for socks. Learn the technique here on Craftsy in Lesson 5 of my class "Knit Faster with Continental Knitting: Color and Texture. Three sizes. Top-down with a garter stitch heel flap and a lovely edge to the heel flap. Pattern uses Stitch-Maps. Written instructions are also provided. Yarn: Main color 100 grams of fingering weight sock yarn. Contrast color 25 yards (22 m) fingering weight yarn, variegated (pictured), or solid, or a combination or two to eight colors of fingering weight yarn. Each sock has four columns of color- be creative. Something from your stash of Plucky Feet or Plucky Primo Fingering is perfect. Contrast yarn is also used in the decorative two-color version of Channel Island cast on. Needle: US 1 (2.25 mm) DPNs or one 32 inch circular needle for working the Magic Loop method.

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Lorilee Beltman
Lorilee Beltman is a Craft Yarn Council certified instructor and a TNNA designer and teacher who has taught at national events around the country since 2009. It was once Lorilee opened her own knitting business, City Knitting, that she realized her passion for spreading knowledge and helping knitters past their roadblocks. You can find some of her articles in respected magazines such as Twist Collective and Interweave Knits.