If you know me or have read my interview in Knotions August issue, you know that I’m a nerd. Like a true and proud math-physics-and-computing girl. And I really like statistics (well, to be true, I’m obsessed with statistics but this sounds too creepy to be said out loud!).
Area of effect, my newest sock pattern, sums up a lot of things that make me happy in this world: a beautiful yarn, cables, eyelets, knitting socks AND statistics (through its extensive use of the uniform distribution)! Don’t worry, you’ll not have to go back to college to knit them but you’ll need a dice… because Area of Effect is a random sock. Area of Effect features two kinds of cables and an eyelet panel and each of them is defined through a dice roll which gives each sock its special random and unique look.
Worked from the cuff down, Area of Effect is perfect for (semi-) solid or slightly variegated yarns and the pattern will shine even more with bright colours.
I literally can’t wait to see how your socks will turn out so please please please, tag me if you share pictures on social media or add them in you Ravelry projects (don’t forget to link it to the pattern page or I will not see it!).
Take a dice and roll it as if your knitting depends on it because… it does!
Pro tip: You can use an app on your phone instead of a die. Another possibility is to use the random.org website. Choose the “Integer Generator” page and limit the possible values between 1 and 6.
I tweaked it for you here to get the numbers displayed in 4 column to match the 4 different randomized patterns you’ll have to knit 😉
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