I have a request to make a video for knitting Fair-Isle/stranded on the sock machine so here it is. So strange that after the recording button is pressed, I became a klutz. I can usually knit faster than that but you get the idea.
Stranded (or Fair-Isle) knitting on the CSM is definitely more challenging (and sloooow) than knitting by hand so I can’t imagine knitting an entire sock at this pace. But one-yarn sock can get very boring so I modify the We Call Them Pirates hat to come up with this design for the 72 cylinder. It’s a little fidgety with the long strand between the repeats, so you should try to cross the yarns to reduce the float, especially when the float is more than 7 stitches. Refer to chart below.
I use the 72 cylinder most of the time because I like fingering-weight yarn. But this pattern can also be used on a 54 cylinder for thicker yarn since it is a repeat of 18.