My Very Own Stitch Pattern
This stitch pattern has an 8 stitch repeat and is 12 rows/rounds long.
Round 1 and all odd numbered rounds: Knit. Rounds 2, 4, and 6: *K3, K2tog, K3, inc 1, rep from * to end of round. Rounds 8, 10, 12: *Inc 1, K3, K2tog, K3, rep from * to end of round.
Note that these directions are for knitting in the round. If you wanted to do this stitch pattern in flat knitting, just make the odd numbered pattern rows your WS rows and purl them. If you want to make a pair of socks similar to mine, just find a basic sock pattern with a stitch count that is divisible by 8 and plug in the stitch pattern.
I've also started knitting on the handspun and handdyed yarn Regina sent me. This is the first sock, but this is the second time I've knitted the first sock. I originally started with a Feather and Fan variation and while I liked the way the pattern made the stripes all scallopy and lacey, I really fell in love with the plain stockinette in the gusset and on the sole of the sock (yes, I knit the cuff, did the heel flap and gusset and then changed my mind), so I frogged the sock and started over. I think plain stockinette really shows off the stripes better. Thanks so much Regina for a really great Sockapaloooza gift!