These vibrant socks designed by Jen Arnall-Culliford, would undoubtedly inject a bit of colour into any man's summer wardrobe.
The socks are knitted in Zauberball, a selfstriping blend of virgin wool and nylon from German spinner Schoppel Wolle.
Complementing the stripes is a slip stitch, spiralling pattern. “I first came across the helical striping technique on Grumperina's blog,” says Jen, “and upon seeing the beautiful Zauberball yarn, the idea of disrupting the stripes came to me.” The stitch pattern is easy once you've set up your spirals: simply slip every fifth stitch in one of the yarns. The stitch count ensures that the slipped stitches spiral pleasingly around the foot. “In order to keep the colour flow consistent, I chose to use an afterthought or Turkish heel,” Jen says. “Finishing with a sewn cast-off means that the sock cuff will stretch, fitting over the heel.”
You can see more of Jen's work here and over at Ravelry. Enjoy.