Fancy a Sock Knit-Along?

It's time for a new knit-along! I thought we'd do something a little different this time, so how about a sock knit-along?

Here are four sock knitting patterns to choose from (click on the links for more information about the patterns); here they are:

    Wyeast Socks by Chrissy Gardiner

Two different cable patterns on the front and back of these socks make a great pattern for a man or woman.

These are easy for you to convert from top-down to toe-up because the short-row heel and cable patterns are symmetrical.

Make the cable pattern from toe to cuff as shown, or knit a stockinette foot for an easier fit in shoes.

Aran Isle Slippers by Jennifer Lang

The Aran Isle Slippers by Jennifer Lang make big use of a small canvas: A cable panel adorned upper, seed-stitch surround, and stockinette-stitch sole add up to slippers to live in all winter.

Caret + Chevron Socks by Chrissy Gardiner

Chrissy designed these socks to work either top-down or toe-up. The simple lace pattern looks great worked in either direction.

These versatile socks would look great in a solid sock yarn or a lightly variegated yarn, as shown at left.

Border Socks by Mary Jane Mucklestone

These are perfect for the guys in your life. With fair isle colorwork and a contrasting toe, the color options are endless (although I think I'd knit them exactly as shown). Wide wale ribbing hugs the ankle, and looks great too.

The Border Socks are really nice looking. I'd like some for myself!

Some great choices, right? Now decide on your favorite pattern, visit the poll, and vote! I'll reveal the winner next Wednesday, October 3, on our Facebook page (become a fan!), and on the blog. You'll also see the winning pattern under my picture in your Knitting Daily email.


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