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Friends and FOs: Cube Socks

Knitscene readers have knit over 50 different versions of the Cube Socks from knitscene Summer 2016, designed by Mone Dräger. Here are just a few of our favorites. What colors will you choose?

More Color, Please!

Need some help choosing colors for your socks? Here are some great resources to use for this project, or any other colorwork pattern you might be planning.

  • 9 Hints for Selecting a Color Palette
  • Curated color inspiration
  • Test your color IQ

More Inspiration, Please!

We’ve loved the Cube Socks since they debuted in 2018. Here’s a roundup of the posts we wrote while admiring, knitting, and planning these amazing socks.

A Great Project for Mini-Skeins

Laura says: “Yarn sets are always such a temptation for me; they’re like little colorful yarny bonbons or bouquets of tiny skeins. Unfortunately, I never know what to do with them. Accent stripes on mittens? A multicolored cowl? Designer Mone Dräger came up with a fun, distinctive way to use sets of mini-skeins that shows off each yarn to its full advantage.”

A Work-in-Progress

Lynn says: “When the Summer 2018 issue of knitscene arrived on my desk, I immediately flipped through the issue. When I got to the sidebar describing the intarsia-in-the-round technique used in the Cube Socks, I was so intrigued that I just had to try it!”

Learn Intarsia In the Round

Karen says: “The Cube Socks are fun and funky socks that use a set of mini-skeins and intarsia to create blocks of color. These socks could have been worked using flat intarsia, but that would require a seam, which would probably be uncomfortable. Instead, a method for working intarsia in the round was used.”