When I designed this pattern I had been itching to make two-tone socks for years! Their classic look, and fun colour contrasts make for a great way to play with colours. (Who says you have to make each sock match either!) My barrier to using existing patterns was that most sock patterns are designed for wool yarn and weren’t entirely compatible because veggie yarns behave a bit differently, and this style is often made with thicker yarn like DK or worsted. If you’ve got some Vegan Yarn Pleiades Sock, and the right needles, then you’re all set to make some socks! And since there are six sizes, why not make them for the whole family?
I wrote this pattern using double pointed needles, but with a little knit-smarts there’s nothing stopping you from doing them with circulars working one or even two at a time.
A: Kids US shoe size 8-12 (age 3-5)
B: Youth US shoe size 1-3 (age 6-7)
C: Youth US shoe size 4-6 (age 7-9)
D: Youth US shoe size 7+/Womens Small-Medium (US shoe size 6-8)
E: Women’s Medium-Large (US shoe size 9-11)/Men’s Small-Medium (US shoe size 7-10)
F: Men’s Medium-Large (US shoe size 11-14)
If the wearer’s feet are wide, increase in the toe to the number of stitches for one size up, but work the length their regular size. (e.g. the wearer has shoe size Women’s 9.5 wide, cast on and increase stitches as in size F, but after the toe section colour change follow the rest of the directions for size E)
If you are unfamiliar with any of these techniques, there are many great videos online.
2mm/US 0 and 2.25mm/US 1 double pointed needles (or size needed to get gauge)