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Upland Socks

Upland from the stream stand the tall old trees, vines twisting around aged branches and gnarled roots appearing out of underbrush so dense only the occasional glimpse of the stream can be seen. The twisted cable pattern on these socks reminds me of those old branches and twisting roots, and the rows of little eyelet lace, show the occasional glint of sunlight, reflected on the nearby creek.

For years I had gotten bored before getting to the second sock, until I realized one day that a little bit of a pattern would keep my interest far longer than endless stockinette in the round! So I started adding patterns to the front of the socks, where it’s most likely to be seen, and voilà, no more second sock syndrome!

These are the perfect middle ground for those wanting a bit more than a plain sock, but would rather not deal with complex patterns worked all through the shaping of things!

These toe-up socks are worked with a bowtie heel, a version of a short row heel that I prefer to use, and tutorials for the Twin stitch short rows are linked in the pattern.

The stitch pattern on the Upland Socks is both written as well as charted in the pattern.