New Pattern: Squadron Socks

Today is not only April Fools Day, but it is a big day here at Georgian Bay Fibre Co., it is the release day for our first pattern. This is no April Fools joke, except if my issues with getting the pattern published on Ravelry keep up and you can't buy it yet, then April Fools, pattern on Wednesday. Assuming all goes well, and things get resolved, let me introduce you to our first in a long string of upcoming patterns, Squadron Socks. 

Reminiscent of the pennants flown on the Power & Sail Squadron boats in Georgian Bay, these textured socks are both engaging and subtle, just like the Bay. Designed and knit in the Franklin Island Lichen colour, these are the perfect pairing, and they come is three different sizes. For small, medium, and large feet, yes a perfect man's sock. So often socks designed for the men in our life are a bit of a dull knit, and I don't know about you, my husband isn't a fan of lacy socks.

Some information about the pattern & scroll down for a gallery of photos shown on men's size 11 feet.

Designer: Lone/Maple Studio
Publisher: Georgian Bay Fibre Co.
Published: April 2014

Craft: Knitting
Pattern Category: Feet - Socks
Demographic: Unisex / Adult
Sizes Available: 56 (64, 72) stitches

Suggested Yarn:  Kilcoursie Fingering
Yarn Weight: Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi)
Needle Size: US 1.5 - 2.5 mm
Yardage: 350 - 400 yards (320 - 366 m)

Designer Notes

This pattern is designed to strike a balance between interest and subtlety. With the shifting k4/p4 patterning, this sock is engaging to knit and easily memorized, but understated for both men and women who don’t want flashy socks. this pattern works best with tonal colorways as the textured fabric can get swallowed up by a more multicolored skein. 

This pattern is designed with a Top-down with a flap and gusset heel, and written to allow knitters to use DPNs, Magic Loop/2-Circulars or 9in circulars. Because of the patterning style, this pattern can be adapted for toe-up knitting as well as alternate heel styles, although they are not included in the pattern.

Stay tuned for tomorrow, our designer, Christina, of Lone/Maple Studio will do a guest post about her design and her love of knitting socks.