#FreeYourSkeins2015 Day 18: Atlantic Current Socks by Melissa Sibley

‘Atlantic Current Socks’ by Melissa Sibley. Image Copyright Melissa Sibley.

‘Atlantic Current Socks’ by Melissa Sibley is the pick of the day and our socks for this week. A simple pattern jazzed up with the use of slipped stitches, it’s a great way to add a little interest to a vanilla sock. Capable of being used with all kinds of dye techniques, it is a perfect first or second project for the beginner knitter or a fun and easy knit for the more experienced.

I’d advocate the use of a busy and fun variegated yarn for this project, as the slipped stitched will pick out flecks of colour. It would work equally well in a semi solid, however, if you’re looking for sophisticated simplicity.

It’s no coincidence that this sock is a cuff down design with a heel flap, that has notes in the pattern for being knit magic loop, with DPNs or two circulars. That’s the sock construction we’ll be covering in the Sock Surgery this month on the Shinybees podcast. You can find out more in the blog post here. Feel free to join us in the year-long sock spectacular!

What would you knit yours in?

#FreeYourSkeins2015 is a Project 365 by The Golden Skein. Want to find out more about it? Check out this page for details.

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