I have finally released my Diamond Socks. I started these months and months ago, but they were a bit of a handful. lol So, after a few different versions of this pattern, I finally decided on this final product. The diamond pattern is not only on the top of the foot and leg, but also the bottom of the foot. Carrying the yarn across the foot seemed pretty ridiculous, so I decided that there is no reason for the bottom of the foot to not be pretty, too. I mean, if you have your feet up on an ottoman, then why shouldn’t everyone get too look at your pretty socks. 😀 The design is made by always carrying your two yarns together in a stranded colorwork design. I chose to make the main color with a solid color toe, gusset, heel and cuff. However, there is an alteration available if you would like, where you continue the checker pattern across the gusset. This is great if you don’t want to have to carry your yarn across all those gusset stitches. There is about 10-12 stitches that you would be carrying across at the end. I personally love how it looks to have the solid color gusset, so I went for it. It’s not that bad, but I did have to lock my yarn in a couple times as I worked across. However, since this is one of the few places where this comes up, it wasn’t a big deal. 😀 But, you have options. 😀
As always, my sock pattern comes in 3 sizes. Small, Medium and Large, which is 7.5″, 8.5″ and 9.5″ measured across the widest part of your foot. Because of the colorwork, these socks are not going to have a to of stretch. So, if you are a bit over one size, you will might want to go up a size. Doing a gauge swatch will let you know if you are going to be close or not.
I hope you love these as much as I do!