Malabrigo Quickie Flectere by Dana Gervais
We have heard from many knitters that you would love to see more patterns that make use of our more variegated yarns and we are listening. We put this request to designers and they put their creativity to work. The incredibally talented Dana Gervais developed this fabulous sock pattern featuring slipped stitches called Flectere.
We sent her a skein of Arco Iris on Sock and she knit up these amazing socks. The slipped stitches move all of that gorgeous color around and have the bonus of being fun to knit!
This sock starts with a star toe and the stitch pattern on the top of the foot. Then, after a short row heel, the stitch pattern continues on the front and back of the sock.
When asked about her inspiration Dana had the following to say:
The Latin word flectere , meaning “to bend” or “to curve,” and its form flexus give us the roots flect and flex. Something flexible can be bent without breaking. I love the combination of slipped stitches with variegated yarn. It’s a combination I never tire of or find boring to knit. This pattern was inspired by this gorgeous variegated yarn by Malabrigo Yarn. The short colour repeats combined with the curve and bend of the stitch pattern manage to complement each other without competing with each other, which is a good outcome not only for hand knit socks, but for life in general. This sock starts with a star toe and the stitch pattern on the top of the foot. Then, after a short row heel, the stitch pattern continues on the front and back of the sock.
So grab one of your crazy skeins of our variegated yarn and make yourself a pair of socks!