Up and Down Arrows Socks
I love using slip stitch patterns with stripes and gradients, since you can get some really colorful results. I began this design with the cuff-down version, and then quickly realized that a toe-up version would work just as well—so the pattern has directions for both! If you work one of each, you can get a matching but subtly different pair of socks, one with the arrows pointing up and one with the arrows pointing down.
Have fun and play around with the color combinations! A long gradient, or two solids would look good as well.
6 (7.25, 8.5, 9.75)” / 15 (18, 21, 24) cm cuff/foot circumference; 5” / 12.5 cm cuff height
To Fit: 6.5-7 (8-8.25, 9.25-9.75, 10.5-11)” / 16.5-17 (20-20.5, 23-24, 26.5-27.5) cm foot/ ankle circumference.
Pattern uses one solid color yarn and one stripe, or variagated, or long-gradient yarn.
For best results, choose yarns that are highly contrasting.
Any sock-weight yarn should work fine.
In the round knitting
Short row heels, wrap and turn method
Increases and decreases
Cuff-down OR Toe-up, or both
Kitchener stitch grafting (cuff-down)
Judy’s Magic CO (toe-up)
Jeny’s SSBO, optional (toe-up)