The Undulatus Socks are inspired by Balistapus undulatus, the Orange-Lined Triggerfish, a tropical fish from the Indo-Pacific Ocean. Its striped pattern is distinctive and encourages other animals to stay away from this aggressive fish.
These socks use slipped stitches and small cables to create the effect of one colour flowing over the other as the two colours (40g of each is required) are alternated every row in jogless helix-style stripes. The striping pattern charts can be combined in any order for a unique finished look. Elongating the stitches to be slipped helps keep the socks stretchy and all cables are done without a cable needle.
These socks are knit toe-up. They are are adjustable in length and height and they feature a rounded short-row heel. Corresponding written instructions are provided for the charts. The pattern explains all increases, decreases, German short row turns, cables, and elongated stitches and provides links to video tutorials as well.