Usually, when socks make it into the Knitvent collection, they’re DK weight, because it makes for a speedier knit. I could have done that again this year, even with the minis theme, and just doubled up yarn like I did for the hat and mitts, but I wanted to do something a bit different this time.
So I designed a little pair of fingering weight ankle-length cuties. And, based on our theme of bits and pieces, odds and ends, I named them the Collage Socks.
Collage is such an intriguing art form. It’s accessible to anyone with a bit of paper and glue, and offers infinite possibilities for self expression. The spark of a great collage is always in the juxtaposition: funny, poignant, profound. It’s also a brilliant brainstorming tool, a way to access your creativity and surprise yourself with new ideas.
The Collage Socks are cute, cosy, and unexpected. I’ve designed them as scrappy colourblocked shorties with a little bit of lace detail on the front of the cuff, but they’d be just as sweet in a single colour.
Just like a collage, these socks are endlessly customisable. They’re fingering/sock-weight socks, but I’ve made them with a short cuff for a quicker knit. Of course, if you want them longer, you can just keep knitting! The pattern comes with three sizes, and they have a ribbed heel and gusset construction and a wedge toe, but you can easily substitute them for your favourite heel and toe finishes.
And as always, it’s never too late to join in the fun. The chat threads are full of fun and inspiration in the Ravelry group, and the #knitvent2022 tag on Instagram is also a great source of joy!
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