Hand knit socks are one of my all-time favourite things to make for myself. They’re easily the hand knit I wear most often, and some day I have plans where 90% of the socks I wear are ones I made myself. With that in mind, I suppose it’s not too surprising to say my newest pattern is another pair of hand knit socks.
Rossdale are a unisex design, using an all-over fair isle stitch. One thing myself and my testers loved about these socks is that depending on the colours you choose, they can look vastly different. To me it looks like old tile work reminiscent of what you might see in the homes in Rossdale – one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Edmonton, where some of the earliest homes were built (and some still remain). To other people they look like flowers petals, or coffee beans. You can use a highly contrasting stitch to really highlight the pattern, like I did in my socks, or you can use a more subtle colour palette like Josephine did in her pair to create a much more subtle look.
Whatever colours you choose, these socks are perfect for creating a nice warm pair that stands up to wear – the double layered nature of fair isle creates a resilient sock that is perfect for you or for somebody you love.
The pattern is available in three sizes, and with a longer leg is perfect for wearing under boots or high top sneakers (that’s all I wear!). As a bonus from now until Saturday March 9th (11:59 MST) you can get the pattern at 20% off – just enter the coupon code RossdaleSocial at check out to get the discount.
You can head on over right here to check out the details, or snag the pattern yourself on Ravelry right here.