A close up of the Lilac Swirl colorway.
And, a close up of the Little Shell Rib stitch pattern.
The original pattern is written for 56 stitches with a multiple of seven stitches. I knit on 64 stitches with a multiple of eight stitches by introducing a purl column between the two knit columns. This modification turns it into a ribbing pattern for snugger, better fit.
Pattern: Little Shell Socks modified and renamed Little Shell Rib Socks.
Stitch Pattern from Pattern
Multiple of 7 stitches, 4 rows
- Row 1: k7
- Row 2: k7
- Row 3: k1, YO, p1, p3tog, p1, YO, k1
- Row 4: k7
Stitch Pattern for Little Shell Rib Socks
Multiple of 8 stitches, 4 rows
- Row 1: k7, p1
- Row 2: k7, p1
- Row 3: k1, YO, p1, p3tog, p1, YO, k1, p1
- Row 4: k7, p1
Yarn: Stalwart Sock from Slackford Studio. 75% Superwash Merino, 25% Nylon 4 Ply Fingering Weight Sock Yarn.
Color: Lilac Swirl.
Needles: Options 2.50mm circulars.
Gauge: 8 stitches/inch, 10 rows/inch in stockinette.