My friend Jane gave me this fantastic sockbook, Op-Art socks by Stephanie Vanderlinden. If you want to, you can have a look inside the book. All designs are inspired by art where optical illusions play a big part. There is a Knitalong Ravelry group, and the aim is to knit all 19 designs in the book. I hesitated just a little while, but I could not help casting on the first one...
Dit is een begrip uit de wiskunde, een reeks getallen, waar het volgende getal telkens de som van de voorgaande is. In het boek zijn deze sokken in helder rood en wit gebreid.
The first design is Fibonacci. This is a mathemical serie of numbers, where each number is the sum of the previous two. In the book this design is knit in striking red and white.
And these are my socks. I received a big bag of sockyarn leftovers from Agnes, ideal for colorwork socks. This challenge will help me to use up that bag. For the Fibonacci I used gray and white, less then 50g of each.
hier een heel duidelijk filmpje.
For these socks I used the twohanded fair-isle technique. On YouTube you can find a very good video here.
Normally I am a rather loose knitter, except for colorwork. I had to switch to 3mm needles for these socks. They came out a bit long, so I had to chop off part of the last pattern repeat. You can find all my notes on my Ravelry page, that I shared 'public', which is a nice feature. My daughter is very happy with these socks, and I am very happy with the pictures she made of them...