I created these socks after finding the colorway at a fiber festival. The name of the colorway is Verdant. That is the name of the club the Oliver Queen, Green Arrow owns in the T.V. show “Arrow”.
I wanted arrows that went all different directions. I then decided to make the socks mirror each other. Therefore one is for the left foot and the other is for the right foot with the arrows pointing in those directions.
This project also took me on an adventure about the relationship between decreases and yarn overs. I have gone into a lot of detail in the tutorial video and class called “Shift your Focus” available on my Payhip. It includes directions for a swatch and a 30 minute video explaining why decreases and increases do what they do with their friend the yarn over. While it is not required to make these socks, it gives understanding as to why this happens the way that it does.
SKILLS USED IN ARROW SOCKS
- Joining and knitting in the round for small circumference knitting
- Knit and purl in the round
- Yarn over increases
- Various decreases
- Centered eyelet stitch – video how to on my youtube channel
- Chart reading in this pattern is an option
- Heel flap and gusset construction method.
- Kitchener stitch
Small – foot circumference of 7″ / 17.75cm
Medium – foot circumference of 7.75″ / 19.5cm
Large – foot circumference of 8.5″ / 21.5cm
450 – 500 yards / 405 – 450 meters of fingering weight yarn. 430 yds / 387 meters to 3.5 oz / 100g
US 1.5 / 2.5mm to work in the round in a small circumference; either dpn, 1 long circular or 2 short circular.
Stitch markers – number needed varies based on needle choice
Counter to keep track of rounds is helpful but not necessary