These socks were originally published as the Socially Distant Socks two years ago, at the height of the Covid epidemic when no social gathering was complete without the words ‘socially distanced of course’.
Times have moved on and although I loved the socks, I didn’t like the name and the reminder of some very difficult times. I was also unhappy with a little aspect of the stitch design so I took the opportunity to re-work them and also rename them at the same time.
They are now the Slipstream Socks - because with these regular stitches they really do slip quickly off the needles, and the regular smooth ridges really reminded me of the patterns that water makes as it smoothly slides around obstacles in it’s way.
Yarn: 1 x 100g sock yarn.
Pictured: Eden Cottage Yarns Brimham 4ply 100g/400m/363 yds - colourway Pumpkin Seeds
Needles: 2.5mm needles
Gauge: 32sts and 44 rows to 10cm (4") in stocking stitch on larger needles
Finished size: M (L): 20 (23)cm/8 (9”) circumference, designed to fit with approx 2cm/0.75” ease
Notes: Pattern is written for the magic loop method but can easily be substituted for your preferred method of small circumference knitting.