If you’re anything like me you may have a tendency to over-acquire sock yarn, which invariably, leads to one-off skeins of different colours. With not enough to make a matching pair, I decided to use two different skeins and make opposite socks – and The Opposocks were born! This pattern is perfect of stash busting those random single sock yarn skeins – or skeins you have almost a full skein of but not really enough to make a pair with. So grab two different colours and cast on.
With an easy to remember textured stitch repeat, and ribbing running down the leg, these socks are made to fit your leg comfortably, and offer enough stretch to keep them snug on your foot.
This pattern includes both charted and written instructions.
Yarn: Sandnes Garn Sisu Solids (80% Wool, 20% Nylon; 191 yds (175 m)/50 gr); 145 [160, 175] yds (133 [146, 160] m) of each colour.
Sizes: S [M, L]
Actual size: 6 [6.5, 7]” (15 [16.5, 18] cm) in circumference
To Fit: 7-9 [9-11, 11-13]” (18-23 [23-28, 28-33] cm) foot
Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm) double pointed needles
Gauge: 32 sts x 38 rows = 4 x 4″ (10 x 10 cm)
Skill level: Intermediate
Techniques used: Knitting in the round, short rows (heel), Kitchener stitch.
Notions: Stitch markers (optional), tapestry needle
This is a forever free pattern, available for download via the links below.