Good grief! Where does the time go? I could swear 2 days have past, then I look at the calendar, and it is closer to 2 weeks. Hope everyone had a happy Valentine’s Day!
Anyway, one of the things I wanted to tell you about is the latest issue of Sockupied. Sockupied is a eMagazine put out by Interweave Press that focuses on, well, socks. I highly recommend it. Anne does a lovely job putting it together. One of the regular features is one sock knit two ways — in a solid colored yarn and again in a variegated yarn. Now, I know a lot of us regular sock knitters are always looking at patterns and wondering if they would work in variegated yarns, or looking at the variegated yarn in our stash wondering what pattern might work well with it. This feature is nice because it helps to answer that question! I did the design for this latest issue.
The Leapfrog Socks are so named because the stitches sort of leap frog over each other. If you have much experience with variegated yarn, you know that stitch patterns that break up the colors tend to work well.
The socks are knit from the cuff down using Sweet Georgia Tough Love Sock. (Oh the vibrancy of Felicia’s colors!) You’ll notice if you look closely that the pattern presents you with two options for the instep. You can do some fancy mirrored angling of the stitches, or you can just work the pattern right down to the toe.
Let’s leave with a side-by-side look at the two colorways. It is amazing to me how just changing up the yarn makes it look like an almost entirely new pattern some times.