Do you have a skein of variegated yarn that seems to dominate every pattern you try with it? My latest pattern, Voices from the Deep is the perfect pattern choice! Cables often disappear into variegated yarns, but if you introduce slipped stitches into the cables, the cables sit on top of the background, making the cables pop against the yarn. The Voices from the Deep Socks feature a cable that flows intuitively from the ribbing, and the emergence of the cable against the background makes this a moreish ‘just one more row’ pattern, hence the name Voices from the Deep, after the Sirens who were said to call sailors irresistibly to the rocks just below the surface of the water.
I've worked with Castleview Yarns on this pattern - Jen supplied me with a beautiful skein of her Castleview Yarns Sock (4-ply, 425 m per 100 g skein, 75% superwash merino, 25% nylon) in Agnes, which has a neutral base heavily speckled in shades of purple (my favourite colour). The yarn and the pattern work together so the cable is visible even with all the speckles.
The Voices from the Deep Socks are knitted from the toe up. The socks are knitted as far as the heel, then a row is knitted in waste yarn so the socks can be opened up and an afterthought heel added at the end. Never knitted an afterthought heel before? Don't worry, the pattern contains all the information you need.
Each sock features a cable up the side of the foot; this cable is mirrored between the two socks (I've even colour-coded the charts so those for the left sock have BLUE borders, while those for the right have RED borders - just remember R for red and right and you'll be on your way!), and the cable flows seamlessly into the ribbing, which is a feature I love to include.
Want to get your hands on the pattern? You can find it on Ravelry* and PayHip. Use the code VOICES to get 15% off, expires 11.59pm GMT, Wednesday 30th November 2022. The code is also valid on my other Siren patterns: Siren Song, Three Sirens (Ravelry link;* PayHip link. Perfect if you have lots of single skeins in your yarn collection!
Full pattern details can be found here.
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