Flashback CRAFT Pattern: Parsimonious Toe Up Socks

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Flashback CRAFT Pattern: Parsimonious Toe Up Socks

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Flashback CRAFT Pattern: Parsimonious Toe Up Socks

By Kristin Roach

parsimonious – /adjective
Characterized by or showing parsimony; frugal or stingy.

And that is how I feel about my sock yarn – especially hand dyed sock yarns. I had less than a full skein of four different sock yarns that I had dyed myself. I wanted to use them to make a pair of socks, so I opted to use a slip-stitch pattern that would make a nice color work design while not having to carry several colors at once, thus saving even more yarn for me to use to make my socks longer.


30g sock yarn for Colors A and B
20g sock yarn for Colors C and D
US size 1 double-pointed needles; set of 5; 6″-8″ in length,
depending on what you
are most comfortable working with
US size 3 double-pointed needles
1 foot scrap yarn in a contrasting color to your sock yarn
1 stitch marker

16 stitches = 2 inches in stockinette stitch

Sock sizes
XXS [XS, S, M, L, XL]
Foot circumference at arch = 6 1/4″ [7″ ,7 3/4″ ,8 1/2″, 9 1/4″, 10″] approx.

Yarn colors
Color A – Blue
Color B – Brown
Color C – Olive
Color D – Orange

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About the Author:

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Kristin Roach graduated with a BFA in painting in 2008 and is currently teaching art classes, painting murals, and inspiring others to create using what’s on hand with her website CraftLeftovers.

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Haley Pierson-Cox from Red-Handled Scissors is a maker of crafts, a lover of cats, an avid swearing enthusiast, a cross-stitch book author, and a general purveyor of quirk. She's also sometimes an irritable cartoon named Tiny Cranky Haley. https://www.redhandledscissors.com

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