GARDINER YARN WORKS
The Flamewalker socks from Gardiner Yarn Works features a basic colorwork pattern in a gradient-dyed yarn transitioned in opposite directions. Starting with the two semi-solids together, the gradients then work in opposite directions so the top of the sock is like a photo-negative of the toe, with the pattern fading out of focus over the arch where the middle skeins of the gradient are worked together. Of course, gradience yarn isn’t required for this pattern - it will also look spectacular worked in two nicely contrasting solids, or in a solid paired with a contrasting variegated colorway. This colorwork concept is meant to be played with!
This pattern is excerpted from the book Indie Socks: Knitting Patterns and Dyer Profiles Featuring Hand-Dyed Yarns.
This pattern is available as a PDF download.
Finished Measurements: Foot circumference = approx. 7-1/2 (8-3/4)”
Yarn Requirements: One Gradience sock set (four 100 yd skeins) or 200 yds each of two colors fingering-weight yarn; sample uses Unique Sheep Verve (WEBS does not carry)
Needle(s): US1-1/2 (2.25mm) needles
Gauge: 8 stitches/10 rounds per inch in stockinette stitch