The Spinnaker Socks feature a stitch pattern that I stumbled across while looking for something else entirely and loved how the addition of a few simple slipped stitches added so much texture to basic garter stitch triangles. The triangles made me think of sails, so I’ve named these socks after the Spinnaker Tower, a tower in Portsmouth that is designed to look like a sail.
The socks are knitted from the top-down, starting with a 1 x 3 ribbed cuff that flows seamlessly into the sail pattern. The Spinnaker pattern runs round the whole of the leg and across the top of the foot. The heel flap has a slipped stitch pattern and a round heel turn. The toe is created with shaping down each side and is gathered at the end – no need for any pesky Kitchener stitch!
The Spinnaker Socks are knitted in DK weight yarn, which makes them perfect for speedy gift knitting! The slipped stitch cables are also really easy and can be worked without a cable needle.