A few months ago I got a chance to test Gregoria Fibers’s sock kits, and I must say, it was love at first sight. The yarn is incredibly soft to touch and also has a beautiful sheen that reminds me of silk. It is very luxurious and beautiful, and I was so happy to knit with it. The sock kits include one skein of the main color, and two mini skeins of contrasting colors for striping, little bits of color work or contrasting heels and cuffs.
I started knitting with no specific plan in mind, and out of that meditative knitting the Apollo socks were born. They were named after the columns of simple mock cables that remind me of laurel wreaths – which are the symbol of the Greek god Apollo. I liked the pattern in all it’s simplicity so much that I decided to write down the pattern.
The socks are knitted from cuff to toe, and have a feel flap and gusset construction with French heel. The heel flaps have an Eye of the Partridge stitch for reinforcement, so that the socks will hold longer even in daily use. As I mentioned the cables aren’t really cables but are created with right and left twists.
You can download the pattern in my Ravelry store. There are three different sizes available.
While the socks were originally designed for a three-color sock kit from Gregoria Fibers, you can just as well knit the socks in just one color or add a pop of color to the cuff, heel and toes with leftover sock yarn in a contrasting color.