Thursday, May 10, 2007

Mad Color Weave pattern now available

ERRATA: Work the following row once at the end of the heel flap before beginning to turn the heel. By working this, you'll end up on the right side, ready for the next section.
Row [WS]: S1, p1, k1, p2, k2, p(18, 22, 26, 30), p1, k2, p2, k1, p2.

10/05/07: To correct the math in the toe decrease instructions:
Decrease on every odd-numbered round for 12 (14, 16, 18) rounds; then decrease every round for 4 (5, 6, 7) rounds.
Finally, graft the last 9 sts on the top with the 9 sts on the bottom.


I adapted a diagonal weave pattern from Barbara Walker for the weave stitch panels. Two twist stitch cables run down either side of the ankle. One cable continues down the heel flap, the other down the side of the foot.

I chose weave stitch because I wanted to highlight the colors in a variegated yarn. But try this in a solid color and the stitch pattern itself pops.

This pattern contains written directions and a chart. Four sizes are provided; directions for making additional sizes are included.

This submission to Sock Madness 2007 received corrections and feedback from Hillary, one of the Sock Madness originators, and the competitors themselves. Thanks go to them for helping me to clarify and clean this pattern up for anyone else out there who'd like it.

Click here to download a free pdf of the pattern.
(PDF corrected to include above errata.)

23 comments:

Shanidy said...

Thank you! I so want to knit this pattern. It looks great!

Dave said...

I wasn't in Sock Madness, but I loved this sock when I first saw it popping up in blogs. Thanks so much for sharing the pattern with the rest of us! The list of socks-I-must-knit continues to grow. :-)

Mamere Knits Too Much said...

i'm adding my THANKS! too. also was following & saw these on Sock Madness & hoped to get to knit the pattern!

Lynne said...

ooh, thanks for making mad weave available! It looks great :-)

Michelle said...

Thanks for the pattern. I can't wait to make a pair (or so).

Kristy said...

Thanks for sharing the pattern! It's always great to find patterns that work well with variegated yarns :)

Theresa said...

Those are gorgeous - thanks!

Kirsten said...

Gorgeous!!!!! Thank you.

Cari said...

thank you!

Robin said...

Thank you for posting this pattern. I thought it was awesome when I saw it on some peoples blogs. I can't wait to knit it. I even have the person in mind who I am going to give the socks to.

Thanks again.

Stacey said...

Great pattern! I'm in the process of making it now and have a question - the heel flap ends with a K row and it looks like the turning of the heel starts with a K row as well - should there be a WS row inbetween? (or am I just missing something?)

Cissy said...

Thanks for the pattern, Tina. It's really great that you and others with creative abilities share your patterns.

bufanditas said...

Thanks so much for the awesome pattern!

Lisa said...

Thank you so much for sharing. The pattern looks awesome.

vanessa said...

beautiful socks, thanks!

Amy said...

Saw it, loved it, knit it, loved it again-thanks!

Bon said...

Thanks for a wondwrful pattern!

lilymarlene said...

I have been trying to loaad and print the pdf pattern.....is it still available?
Thanks

lilymarlene said...

Thanks....it is working now....printing as I type this.
Thanks again!

Cindy said...

I cast on for the Mad Color Weave socks the other day. But I'm not entirely clear on one point. Where you do the left twist, where you knit into the back of the 2nd stitch, then knit the first stitch and both come off the left needle. Do I knit into the back of the 2nd stitch from *behind* the first stitch, or do I go in between the first and second stitch to get at that back leg of the 2nd stitch? I'm thinking between the two stitches, but when I do that it is not so easy to do. Going at it from behind would be easier, but I'm not sure that is right.

Thanks so much for this pattern, it is really a very beautiful sock!!!!

Best regards - Cindy

tenacious knitter said...

Hi Cindy! I hope you come back and find this answer - with the left twist, go into the back of the 2nd st (like you're doing a ktbl) BEHIND the first st (not between the 2 stitches), and then knit the first stitch. Believe it or not, this time what's easier is right :)

Thank you all for your great compliments!

Stefan said...

Good Job! :)

Hoc Age said...

Thank you for making the pattern available. The socks are beautiful.