Love is Strange

$6.75

Love, the intricate tapestry of emotions that it weaves through our lives, is a boundless force, a heartfelt dance that rises above the mundane. Comparable to the captivating enigma of the “Love is Strange” dance sequence in Dirty Dancing, the Love is Strange cabled sock pattern skillfully encapsulates the very essence of that indescribable connection.

Much like the dance it draws inspiration from, this sock pattern elegantly intertwines various elements, birthing a masterpiece that is both visually enchanting and deeply evocative. The cables, akin to the intricate twists and turns of an ardent romance, weave in and out, creating a harmonious symphony of texture and form. Each cable weaves a distinct thread of the tale, mirroring how love is composed of countless moments that converge to craft a breathtaking narrative.

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Description

Worked in the round, Love is Strange contains both cuff-down and toe-up written directions and a chart for the pattern stitch. The pattern has instructions for a peasant heel (afterthought heel using scrap yarn), but you may substitute whatever heel you enjoy using (links included for alternatives).

The pattern is written for the magic loop method for knitting socks; however, the design could be worked on double-pointed needles or mini-circulars instead should you prefer (ensure you denote your instep stitches with extra markers – so you don’t miss the placement of the heel or toe shaping).

This pattern is available in our Standard formatting. Low-visibility and screen-reader-accessible versions of this pattern are available with this pattern purchase. The low-visibility format is 24pt print in Arial, black font, no italics, and contains written directions (there are no charts to work from). The screen reader format has all the items mentioned above, contains no abbreviations, and accessibility was checked by the read-aloud function on both a Windows PC and Android device.

 

Skill Level

Intermediate

 

Finished Measurements

(Measured around the ball of the foot.)
7.5 [8, 8.5, 9]” / 19 [20.5, 21.5, 23] cm circumference β€” choose a size that will give you 1-1.5” / 2.5-4 cm of negative ease. The finished measurements do not factor in negative ease, these are the actual measurements for the finished item.

 

Notions

Tapestry needle, cable needle, scrap yarn, stitch markers

 

Suggested Needles

US1 (2.25 mm) 40” (100 cm) circular needles, or size required to obtain gauge

 

Yarn Requirements

300-500 yds / 274-458 m fingering weight yarn (depending on the length of your foot and leg)

 

Sample Yarn for Love is Strange

Fall for November Yarns – Timeless Sock
75% Merino 25% Nylon
463 yds (423 m) / 3.5 oz (100 g)
Color: Poppy Light
https://fallfornovember.com/

 

Gauge

32 stitches by 40 rounds in stockinette = 4” / 10 cm, after blocking. Gauge is crucial in obtaining the correct fit. Changes in gauge will result in a size difference for your finished socks.

Additional information

Craft

Knitting

Skill Level

Intermediate

Language

English

Type of Instructions

Charts, Low Visibilty, Screen Reader Access, Written Directions

Sock Techniques

Afterthought Heel, Cuff-Down, Toe-Up, Wide Toe

Construction

Kitchener / Grafting, Worked in the Round

Fabric Characteristics

Cables, Eyelets, Ribbed / Ribbing

Format

Digital Download, PDF

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