It seems like every time I fall off the face of the earth, I return with a new pattern. If only disappearing from the blog world for a few days could magically produce new patterns without all the work! I actually have two new patterns to introduce in the next couple weeks, but today I’m proud to present my new Bel Air socks.
These started as a stash-busting project for me, as I have a rather embarrassingly large number of partial skeins of sock yarn laying around from old projects. While I’ve indicated the yarns I used for the sample, pretty much any old sock yarn you have in your stash will work just as well.
Bel Air is worked from the toe up with a short-row heel, and is for the most part made with basic, quick-knitting stripes. There are two small bands of stranded work as well – one just past the toes, and one just before the cuff. I feel these add both visual interest and knitting interest, without detracting from the overall “quick and easy” feel of these socks.
And really, this time of year? Quick, easy and interesting sounds almost like the Holy Grail of knitting. Hooray for instant gratification!