Rossdale is a fair isle, unisex sock named after one of the oldest neighbourhoods in my hometown of Edmonton, Alberta. The repeating stitch reminded me of tile work that is showcased in some of these older homes that have been lovingly preserved over the past century. Using an all over fair isle stitch pattern, choose two highly contrasting colours to create a bold sock, or choose two more closely related colours to create a subtle look. Constructed top down with a turn heel, this is the perfect warm pair to make for yourself or somebody you love.
Yarn: Knit Picks Stroll (75% wool, 25% nylon; 231 yards (211 meters)/50 grams); Main colour (Firecracker) 170-340 yds (154-309 m); Contrasting colour (Wonderland Heather) 105-210 yds (95-190 m).
Sizes: S [M, L]
Finished Measurements: Actual size: 6.5 [7.75, 9]” / 16.5 [19.7, 22.9] cm; To fit foot: 7.5 [8.75, 10]” / 19 [22.2, 25.4] cm
Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm) double pointed needles
Gauge: 37 sts x 36 rows = 4″ x 4″ (10 cm x 10 cm) in stitch pattern, blocked
Skill level: Intermediate
Techniques used: Knitting in the round, reading colourwork charts, fair isle knitting, Kitchener stitch.
Notions: Stitch markers, embroidery needle