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This mini-sock is based on an overall quilt pattern called pyramid. It’s a wonderful stash-buster project. You can easily pick threads from your stash in a color palette and add a wonderful background. Only straight stitches are required to make the piece.
This pattern is based on the wonderful technique of trianglepoint. Straight stitches in graduated and then decreasing lengths form an equilateral triangle. By adding more stitches you can make this pattern bigger. You can even join groups of small triangles together to make an even bigger triangle.
These triangles are made up of four five-stitch triangles, diagrammed above. A row alternates colored triangles pointing up with background triangles pointing down.
With each row, the tips of the colored triangles meet the tips off the background triangles so an overall pattern is formed. You can see the structure clearly in the picture of the finished mini-sock.
Last Christmas, seeing this mini-sock on my railing always made me smile. I think I’m going to make it on a large mesh canvas to match an antique quilt I have.
About Janet M Perry
Janet Perry is the Internet's leading authority on needlepoint. She designs, teaches and writes, getting raves from her fans for her innovative techniques, extensive knowledge and generous teaching style. A leading writer of stitch guides, she blogs here and lives on an island in the northeast corner of the SF Bay with her family
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