Bandelier Socks

Sock Knitting PatternThe Bandelier Socks by Lisa Shorter are featured in Interweave Knits Fall 2016. The pattern can be purchased on its own or with the magazine.

Lisa Shroyer has revived her beloved Bandelier Socks using a fresh color palette. The stylized Southwestern motif and combination of oranges and blues in these socks reminded Lisa of a trip to New Mexico’s Bandelier National Monument. Worked in seven colors, the stranded pattern is addictive and has that radiant cumulative effect of traditional Fair Isle.

Skill Level Intermediate

Finished Size 7½” foot circumference and 9¾” long from back of heel to tip of toe; see Notes for tips on adjusting size.

Yarn Brown Sheep Company Nature Spun Fingering (100% wool; 310 yd [283 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #720 ash (MC), #142 spiced plum (dark wine; A), #N89 roasted coffee (brown; B), #158 fanciful blue (light blue; C), #101 burnt sienna (rust; D), #135 hurricane seas (purple; E), and #145 salmon (F), 1 ball each.

Needles Size 1 (2.25 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Marker (m); stitch holder; tapestry needle.

Gauge 28 sts and 32 rnds = 3″ in charted patt.

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About sarahrothberg

Sarah Rothberg is the assistant editor for Interweave Knits. Graduating from the University of Missouri with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism, she has a diverse background in knitting, photography, videography, drawing, sculpting, writing, and painting. She started learning textile arts with embroidery and crochet from her great-grandmother and grandmother and started knitting in college by making scarves for her friends. She now aspires to take on more complex projects and break out of her scarf-centric comfort zone.

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