Collage is such an intriguing art form. It’s accessible to anyone with a bit of paper and glue, and offers infinite possibilities for self expression. The spark of a great collage is always in the juxtaposition: funny, poignant, profound. It’s also a brilliant brainstorming tool, a way to access your creativity and surprise yourself with new ideas.
The Collage Socks are cute, cosy, and unexpected. I’ve designed them as scrappy colourblocked shorties with a little bit of lace detail on the front of the cuff, but they’d be just as sweet in a single colour.
Just like a collage, these socks are endlessly customisable. They’re fingering/sock-weight socks, but I’ve made them with a short cuff for a quicker knit. Of course, if you want them longer, you can just keep knitting! The pattern comes with three sizes, and they have a ribbed heel and gusset construction and a wedge toe, but you can easily substitute them for your favourite heel and toe finishes.
Leg length: 6.5cm/2.5” from cuff to the start of the heel
Circumference: 18cm/7”, (20cm/8”, 23cm/9”)
4 x 20g minis of fingering weight
yarn (approximately 366m/400yds
The samples (size EUR42 length) used approximately:
15g (55m/60yds) Colour A
10g (37m/40yds) Colour B
20g (74m/80yds) Colour C
20g (74m/80yds) Colour D
For a total of 65g fingering weight yarn in various colours
Note that the sample uses the same colour for Colour B and Colour D
2.25mm (US 1), 100cm (40”) long circular needles (or size to obtain gauge) for magic loop method or DPNs if preferred
1 Stitch marker
32 sts/46 rounds = 10 cm (4”) in
PDF knitting pattern -Collage Socks