Flamingo Flamenco is a fun to knit collaboration featuring Biscotte Yarn’s glorious Flamingo colorway. The perfect pairing of gorgeous eyelets and matching zig-zags dance along the top of this sock – accompanied by eyelets and another zig-zag in the back.
Worked in the round, Flamingo Flamenco contains written directions and a chart for the pattern stitch. Directions are for both cuff-down and toe-up. If you feel inclined to make 2 in the same direction, that’s completely acceptable, or one of each if you’re feeling particularly topsy-turvy! Flamingo Flamenco features 4 sizes. You’ll also find a sock worksheet, so you know how to measure your foot to achieve a perfect fit. Flamingo Flamenco has directions for an afterthought heel, but you may substitute whatever heel you enjoy using.
The pattern is written for the magic loop method for knitting socks; however, the pattern notes do contain details should you wish to use double pointed needles instead.
Remember to make a project page on Ravelry and link up to the pattern – I’m always looking for new pictures to share on the project pages and love seeing everyone’s completed projects. ♥ - Melinda Measor, designer
Biscotte Yarns – Bis-sock shown in FLAMINGO self-striping colourway (85% SW Merino 15% Nylon – 435 yds/ 100g)|Quantity needed: 300-500 yds (275-458 m) : will vary depending on the length of your foot and leg.
Sizes (Measured around the ball of the foot) 6.5 [7, 7.5, 8]”/ 16.5 [17.8, 19.1, 20.3] cm circumference.
Skill Level Intermediate
Skills Required/Techniques Used (Please refer to the Pattern Notes section starting on page 4 for a breakdown of these skills)
- Afterthought Heel, or preferred method
- Old Norwegian Cast-On, or preferred method
- Judy’s Magic Cast-On, or preferred method
- Kitchener Stitch
- Magic Loop, or DPNs if preferred
- Stretchy Bind-Off, or preferred method
- US1 (2.25 mm) 32”-40” (82-102 cm) circular needles, or size required to obtain gauge. If preferred, four US1 (2.25 mm) double pointed needles, or size required to obtain gauge
- Tapestry needle
- Scrap yarn
- Stitch marker (Optional)
9 Stitches by 11 rows worked in the round in stockinette stitch = 1” (2.5 cm) on US1 (2.25 mm) needles, before blocking. Gauge is crucial in obtaining the correct fit. Changes in gauge will result in size difference for your finished socks.