Another sock! This is my second sock from Cat Bordhi's new book, and I'm having a lot of fun knitting through the various architectures. This pattern, Jeweled Steps, is an example of the Sidestream architecture.
The increases are all on one side of the foot. They are mirrored on the second sock, so you'll have a very nice set when it's all done.
This was a very simple pattern. The new architecture and the wrapped stitches are the only thing that's going on. I thought it would be a great fit for my Yarn Pirate Booty Club Yarn, merino sock yarn in Rum Runner. The colors are so pretty, and they striped very nicely.
This sock was worked toe up, but it has a similar idea to the Ocean Toes sock. I started out knitting a normal toe, and then I started increasing to create a sort-of funnel. Once the funnel was long enough, I did a little heel turn (like one does after knitting a heel flap on a standard sock), and then I knitted back and forth across the "heel flap", picking up a stitch from the funnel on either side of the flap. Eventually, all the stitches were joined back up, and I continued around the leg in the regular fashion.
This was a fun and simple knit, and I really loved working with the Yarn Pirate yarn, too. I'm looking forward to more Cat Bordhi patterns and more Yarn Pirate sock yarn. Maybe even in combination!