tired of working plain stockinette with strong self-striping yarns? here’s a pattern that adds a bit of interest for a nice change of pace. a shifting twisted rib with great stitch definition that stands out against, but doesn’t fight with, a great colorway.

shown here in twisted fiber art arial, colorway batty

to order pattern or view complete pattern information, please click here to view the product page in the knitspot pattern shop.

many thanks to manon for a wonderful test knit . . . she’s a champ!

20 Responses to “shifty”

  1. Keatyn says:

    I love the way this came out. I will definitly be making this in the future.

  2. Candice says:

    I love the texture of that stitch pattern. And I just scored some Twisted yarn – perfect timing!

  3. Zarah says:

    I’ve been looking for something cool to do with the STR Knitters Without Borders I got – I think this is it!

  4. Debbie says:

    I really like this sock and the colorway. It’s different for me, in that I usually like semi-solids, but this pattern and the colorway I love!

  5. Debbie says:

    P.S. I love the name too!

  6. Jane says:

    Nice! The texture breaks up the sudden changes in color.

  7. Jocelyn says:

    They turned out beautifully — nice pairing of stitch and yarn!

  8. errs says:

    oh sure — you post this pattern right after I turned the heel on a jaywalker in self-striping. Sigh. Another beautiful pattern… 😀

  9. marianne says:

    Yep, I’m pretty batty about this colourway and the pattern? Niiiiiice, Anne! I’m seriously liking it!

  10. Teyani says:

    great texture – great pattern. And your gardens are looking awesome.

  11. Theresa in Italy says:

    Shifty! What a great name! Your garden is inspiring, too. Ours is quite minimalist this year—we’ve got tomatoes, onions, peppers, basil. (Sounds like a recipe for pasta sauce!)

  12. Shawnee says:

    Interesting texture, wonderful color…two of my favorite things! Shifty is a winner!

  13. Jewel says:

    I’m so glad I found your blog I love your socks. This is a must have, I have so much self striping yarn and yes I’m tried of just doing stockinette.

  14. stacey says:

    beautiful yarn, and the pattern works perfectly! love the texture!

  15. Kim says:

    I really like these socks Anne. . . they are really way cool. You’re such a genius. . . .

  16. Opal says:

    Oh I adore this pattern! It’s just perfect for that kind of sock yarn. I’m always on the lookout for something that will work with the busier yarns. Thank you!

  17. Catherine says:

    I like those alot, and I don’t usually go in for stripy yarns.

  18. Romi says:

    Very cool! I hate making socks, but I can appreciate them, nonetheless. 😉

  19. Courtney says:

    Great sock pattern and colorway!

  20. Beth S. says:

    This could be just the thing for the Yarntini I’ve got languishing in the stash! 🙂