I did it.
I designed something other than a shawl.
My socks are worked from the cuff down with a heel flap and gusset construction. The leg and the toe have a zig zag stranded colorwork pattern, and the toes and heels are worked in a contrast color.
These socks are relatively simple if you’re familiar with knitting socks. The colorwork pattern is only a five round pattern and uses two colors per round and would be a great introduction to stranded colorwork.
The socks take their name from the Gauley River in West Virginia. Every fall, the Army Corps of Engineers releases water from the Summersville Dam into the Gauley turning the river into wild rapids. The zig zag colorwork pattern in the socks reminds me of how the river zig zags all over the place during Gauley Season.
If you’re an avid sock knitter, you can purchase the Anzula Sock booklet for $18. Five patterns for $18 is quite a steal. If you just want to knit these socks, the pattern is available for individual download for $6.
Finished Size 7.5 (8.5)” foot circumference and 9 (9.5)” long from back of heel to tip of toe: foot and leg length are adjustable, however, adjustments may change yarn requirements. Socks shown measure 7.5”.
Yarn Anzula Squishy (80% superwash merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon; 385 yd 352 m/4 oz 114 g): gravity (MC), storm (CC1), avocado (CC2), 1 skein each.
Needles Size 1 (2.25 mm): set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Marker (m); tapestry needle.
Gauge 30 sts and 44 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch.