Please note that this listing is for a PDF knitting pattern only, and not the finished garment or kit.
The Modern Rainbow Socks were born out of a love of COLOR! I have seen so many rainbows out there on the Internet that don’t use traditional rainbow colors, and I just think they are so beautiful.
Use a Knitty McPurly Sock Kit or even scraps of your favorite sock yarn from your stash with a full skein for the main color!
This pattern uses a fun chevron colorwork pattern and no-cable-needed cable heel flap and gusset.
Knitty McPurly Frankfurt Fingering (75% Merino/25% Nylon)
10g each of five colors and 100g of the Main Color
Main Color: Slate (gray)
Color A: Armada (navy)
Color B: Merlot (burgundy)
Color C: Bittersweet (salmon)
Color D: Aurelian (gold)
Color E: Ultramarine (teal)
US #1/2.25 mm needle(s) or size required to get gauge
1 regular and 1 lockable stitch marker
Size: Adult Medium
For Foot Circumference: 8.5-9” / 21.5-23 cm
Finished Sock Circumference: 7.75” / 20 cm
The colorwork pattern is most easily worked on a 9” circular needle. Use extra needles for the heels and toes. Detailed directions are given.
If you prefer DPNs, I recommend keeping 32 sts on one DPN (Needle 1) and dividing the other 32 evenly with 16 on each of two DPNs for the back of the sock (Needle 2).
33 sts/48 rows = 4”/10 cm in stockinette stitch
Adjust needle size to obtain correct gauge.