I was inspired by the knitting project bag I made recently to design a paper pieced block for those who love to split their time between sewing and knitting. I made a sock with contrasting toe and heel to allow for some more fun in the fabric selection process. There are lots of “knit” look prints out there that could be used for the body of the sock. I used a print from BasicGrey’s PB&J line. It’s still available at Sew Fresh Fabrics and the Fat Quarter Shop.
The ball of yarn looks great in a stripe or text print that mimics strands of yarn especially when the fabrics with the text or stripe are placed so that they run in opposite directions on the ball of yarn.
The final touch of embroidered yarn is my favorite thing about the block. I love how it looks on the needles. It almost makes the needles look round.
Have fun with it!