The Gridiron Socks kit provides you with the yarn and pattern for these clever socks. Not every yarn will work in this design by Kate Atherley. We've teamed it up with our own Touchdown yarn. Dyed locally by Ancient Arts, Touchdown contains a "playbook" recipe to make the vertical stripes score in this design. The pattern includes 10 sizes (from childs (age 3) to adult (XL) and there is enough yarn to make a pair of socks for even the largest pair of feet.
- 1 generous skein of River City Yarns Touchdown ( 557 yds / 510 m per 5oz / 150g skein; 80% superwash wool, 20% nylon); and
- 1 print copy of Gridiron (socks) by Kate Atherley
Supplies needed (purchased separately):
- 2.5mm (US 1.5) knitting needles for small circumference in the round: double pointed needles, 1 long circular or 2 short circulars
- Tapestry Needle
About Gridiron (socks):
For our very first football-inspired socks, we turned to sock quarterback, Kate Atherley. After a brief huddle, Kate came up with a design that so reminded us of a football field, we just had to nickname it: Gridiron. There’s a first down worth of sizes, too: 10 sizes (from age 3 to men’s XL) included in this pattern. The slip stitch pattern blitzes and blocks down the field to create vertical stripes with a variegated yarn. And the Dutch/ Square heel is a perfect play that provides reinforcement as well as a perfect fit. Touchdown!
We used River City Yarns Touchdown; 557 yds / 510 m per 5oz / 150g skein; 80% superwash wool, 20% nylon. Touchdown has been dyed to produce a colour sequencing that works well with the stitch pattern. Yarn substitutions may not give the desired effect. The generous (150g) skein means you can make more than one pair of socks! The 68-stitch sample used about 40 gms, so you can easily make an adult and a kid’s pair from one skein.