We have a tradition in our family to always bake a homemade decorated cake for each other’s birthdays…Dottie reminded me of that joy with the sprinkle of dots and blocks of color.
When I designed the Dottie Socks, I was envisioning a sock with bright, happy colors and something that would be relaxing to knit. We have a tradition in our family to always bake a homemade decorated cake for each other’s birthdays. Throughout the years, I have decorated many colorful cakes, spending lots of time piping different colors of frosting and using a variety of sprinkles and candy to bring joy to my family’s birthdays. Dottie reminded me of that joy with the sprinkle of dots and blocks of color.
This top down sock design features a 1×1 twisted ribbed cuff in the first contrasting color. A band of a mosaic dots pattern is worked using three colors but only one color per row. The sock is then continued in stockinette until the heel flap. The heel flap and turn of the heel are worked in a second contrasting color. The main color is then used again to work the gusset and continued until right before the toe when another band of the mosaic dots pattern is worked around the foot. Finally, the second contrasting color is used to finish the toe.
400 yards for the MC;
2 mini-skeins (81 yards each) for CC1 and CC2
Over 150 patterns
New patterns added
every new issue
About the Designer: Lori Wagner
Lori Wagner resides in Temecula, California, where she and her husband own and operate a chiropractic practice. She learned to knit in 2008 while on a girls’ getaway and started designing and self-publishing her designs on Ravelry in 2012.
When not knitting, she enjoys reading, hiking and hanging out with her two cats, Purl and Penny, and her canary, Sunny.