Sunday, October 26, 2008

Pattern: Simple Gull Socks

[Updated 14 Mar. 2010]

The Simple Gull Socks were originally published as part of our Fall 2008 Pattern Collection.

They are available for purchase as an individual pattern (an automatic PDF download) for $4.

These Simple Gull Socks are a nod to Elizabeth Zimmerman, who popularized the Gull Stitch for the knitting masses.

These are worked in a traditional top-down method with a gusset. The Gull Stitch pattern (which you might remember from the February sweater in Knitter's Almanac) marches down the front of the socks in two columns.

I have knitted samples in Lion Brand Sock-Ease (tall) and Berroco Comfort Sock (anklets)--bargain-priced yarns great for new sock knitters.

The lace pattern is very easy to memorize, so these are great TV knitting. Time to whip up some holiday gifts!

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