Malabrigo Quickie Flectere by Dana Gervais
You have told us many times that you would like more patterns that play well with our highly variegated yarns, and we are listening! This month's Quickie from Dana Gervais makes the most of a skein of highly variegated Sock! Meet Flectere.
This sock makes use of the easy to work slip stitch to move yarn around and create a beautiful texture that makes these socks super fun. Dana chose to use Arco Iris for her samples but these socks would look great in pretty much any color we have.
When asked about her inspiration for this pattern the designer had the following to say:
The Latin word flectere , meaning “to bend” or “to curve,” and its form flexus give us the roots flect and flex. Something flexible can be bent without breaking. I love the combination of slipped stitches with variegated yarn. It’s a combination I never tire of or find boring to knit. This pattern was inspired by this gorgeous variegated yarn by Malabrigo Yarn. The short colour repeats combined with the curve and bend of the stitch pattern manage to complement each other without competing with each other, which is a good outcome not only for hand knit socks, but for life in general.This sock starts with a star toe and the stitch pattern on the top of the foot. Then, after a short row heel, the stitch pattern continues on the front and back of the sock.
So grab a skein of Sock and knit up a pair of socks for yourself!