If you look in Nancy Bush’s book “Knitting Vintage Socks” (I own 2 copies…one for home and one for the studio) and look at the sketch from Weldon’s of the sock done in Ringwood Stitch you will notice the sketch is done in two basic tones.  The darker tone of ink shows all the stockinette stitch and the lighter tone of ink shows the textured pattern stitch.  This got me to thinking about trying this sock in more than one color.  After some internal debate, I decided to alternate colors every round and these are the two sides of the sock…the sole and the instep:


the sole of this sock

the Magic: the instep of the sock


Next part of the sock:  you will alternate colors every round by picking up the new color from underneath the old color.

Knit one round in your bright color.  Next round with dark color:   instep — *K1, P1; repeat from * to last st of instep, K1; sole: knit.  Continuing to alternate colors every round follow these three rounds until the sock is 2.5 inches less than the length of your foot measured heel to toe standing —

Round 1: Knit

Round 2: Knit

Round 3:  instep — *K1, P1; repeat form * to last st of instep, K1;  sole:  knit.

The heel will be the next part released.  Have fun and send photos to my email!

loads of love, mary ellen


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