I adore vanilla socks when I have some self striping to hand. I really can't beat some plain knitting and the addiction of the next stripe on it's way as I tick along. I don't really do subtle socks and the phrase eye searing has been used before.
Recently though I've had a hankering for some patterning, if only to break things up a little. So with the inspirations I've found from Socktober and a new sponsor who is something of a self striping whizz, I thought I'd share some of the patterns I'd love to get knitting with some bright self striping and good tv. (BC Yarnings fans stay tuned, I have some self striping that I'll be chatting about very soon and it's pretty special let me tell you).
These Fruit Strip Gum Socks, featuring a spiral rib look really fun. This is a paid for pattern on Ravelry from Leah Oakley and seems to get great results. It's a one row repeat and plain foot so should fly off the needles. Definitely one for my queue.
I'm still not entirely sure why I have never made a pair of Jaywalkers already because they look incredible. It's a free pattern from Grumperina and there's so many notes on Ravelry that even the phrase 'works up quite tight' doesn't daunt me. Must get these on the needles.
These look really comfy and I love how the lace pattern works with the self striping. The Groovy Socks are a free pattern by Caroline Hegwer and are worked top down with an after thought heel. I like just zooming through and putting the heel in later so another for the queue!
I love these ones! Blurred Lines by Megan Williams of the Stockinette Zombies videocast (try it, it's awesome) - I want some now! The pattern includes Megan's OMG heel- a mock gusset that doesn't interrupt the sequence of the stripes. MUST try this one!
What socks have you been working on this Socktober? Come tell us!