Vanishing Point by Jeny Staiman

Vanishing Point

January 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 23 rows = 2 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
675 yards (617 m)
7 3/4 (8, 8, 8 1/2)" (19.5 [20.5, 20.5, 21.5] cm) foot circumference; 7 3/4 (8 1/4, 8 1/2, 9)" (19.5 [21, 21.5, 23] cm) foot length
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The origin of these socks is at the center of the diamond at the instep. Then you work a Judy’s Magic Cast-On down the length of the leg and foot, working it around the diamond. The sides of the sock are worked back and forth simultaneously, so when a gradient yarn is used, the pattern is mirrored across both sides.

Instructions are given for a five-shade gradient kit, which gives you control over where the color changes take place. You could also use a single skein of gradient-dyed yarn, if you like to let the color changes fall where they will. Second picture shows a pair made with variegated and semisolid.

This sock borrows techniques from a few other patterns I have published: Duck (knitty, 2010) and Wraptor (knitty, 2013).