I’ll admit to not completely understanding the enchantment of fancy knit socks. I take pleasure in knit socks (each carrying and knitting them), however my socks are typically tremendous easy, stockinette or a primary textured sew sample. For me socks are all about heat and luxury and far much less about how they appear.
However then I come throughout a sample like Palace Gate by Tiina Kuu, and I’m wondering if I ought to rethink my place on fancy knit socks.
These beautiful socks embody colorwork impressed by the gates of Buckingham Palace (they have been designed in reminiscence of Quenn Elizabeth II). The remainder of the sock has a fairly textured sew sample. There’s even a bit picot cuff for further frills.
The sample makes use of two colours of sock yarn (select excessive distinction colours so the gate actually pops) and makes use of a chart for the colorwork sections. The socks are labored from the highest down and have a powerful heel.
The sample is on the market in 4 sizes, starting from 60 stitches to 78 stitches.
It’s obtainable as a free obtain on Ravelry, or you may get a pay what you need model from PayHip.
In the event you’re new to knitting colorwork, you would possibly wish to know extra about coloration dominance in knitting. Because the gate is the half you wish to stand out, you’d wish to work with that coloration to the left, no matter which means for the best way you knit colorwork.
Need extra Queen-inspired knits? This assortment of Queen Elizabeth II knitting patterns was put collectively for her Jubilee, however they’re nonetheless nice patterns to sew in her reminiscence. Or how about knitting a royal corgi?
[Photo: Tiina Kuu.]
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