The Proud to Be socks were created to be a celebration of you
— whatever and whoever you are.
The design for these socks evolved from my desire to add a little extra fun to the colorful rainbow stripes of Vesper Sock Yarn’s Rainbow Love colorway without obscuring the self-striping nature of the yarn. The slipped-stitch colorwork patterning does that with a pattern that is simple and intuitive to knit once you understand how it works. While it was designed to be worked over four-row stripes, the patterning will work on any self-striping sock yarn that creates stripes at least three rows tall.
Beyond the stitch pattern, this is a good, solid, toe-up sock pattern that will teach or expand your sock skills, full of tips and tutorials on Kitchener stitch, afterthought heels, textured colorwork, and a bind-off that may be new to you — because we can always be proud of learning new skills!Difficulty Level:
Adv Beginner/ Early IntermediateSkills/Techniques:
Judy’s magic cast-on, afterthought heel, sewn bind-off, Kitchener stitch—tutorials are provided for each of these techniques.Construction:
These socks are knit from the toe up with an afterthought heel.Yarn: Knitterly Things Vesper Sock Yarn
80/20 Superwash Merino & Nylon 2ply, (400yds per 100g skein), one skein Rainbow Love plus one 20g mini skein Chartreuse, or one skein of any self-striping sock yarn that knits to a three-or-more-stripe repeat, plus a coordinating color for the heel.]Needles:
US #2 (2.75 mm) needles suitable for working in the round (dpn, magic loop, or two circular needles), or size to obtain gauge.
US #1.5 (2.5 mm) needles suitable for working in the round (dpn, magic loop, or two circular needles), or one size smaller than needles that obtain gauge, for working the ribbing.Notions:
Stitch marker, scissors, tapestry needle, 18” of smooth scrap yarn that does not contrast strongly with your MC. Gauge:
33 stitches and 48 rows to 4”/10 cm in stockinette stitch.Sizes:
Adult S, M, L, XL
Instructions are provided within the pattern for customizing between sizes.
S: 7” circumference, 8.5” length; 6.5” height (Youth L/Women S)
M: 8” circumference, 9.5” length; 7.25” height (Women M/Men S)
L: 9” circumference, 10.5” length; 8.75” height (Women L/Men M)
XL: 10” circumference , 11.5” length; 10.5” height (Men L)