Archive for September, 2014

I have a new sock design in the Patternworks Toe-Up Sock of the Month Club – the fourth installment, a kit including my Trellis and Cable Socks pattern and a skein of Cascade Heritage Paints yarn, just began shipping this month. (If you just recently joined the club, you’ll have to wait a little while for this kit – but just until the fourth month of your membership!) This sock design features columns of mesh-like trellis lace flanked by cables. On the back of the sock, the cables begin at the bottom of the heel and flow smoothly up the back of the leg. The construction is toe-up (of course), with a slip-stitch heel. Sample shown is the medium size and used just a little more than 3/4 of the skein. Color shown is #9876 Olympic Forest; however, the colorway in the actual club kits may vary.


Trellis & Cable Socks

This pattern is now available for purchase on Ravelry!

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It’s that time of year again… the time of year when I knit a few hats for Halos of Hope.


Marvelously Modular Hat!

This hat begins with a provisional cast-on, is knit sideways in garter stitch and shaped with short rows, and is then joined into a circle with Kitchener stitch. Stitches are picked up around the top edge and worked in the round for crown decreases, as well as around the bottom edge and worked in the round for bottom ribbing. Sized for children through adult men.

Sizes: S(M,L)

Yarn: 1(2,2) balls Plymouth Yarns Jeannee Worsted (heavy worsted, 110 to 220 yards total)

Needles: #5 (3.75mm) straight or circular, 16″ circular and DPNs

Further details on Ravelry pattern page.


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When I originally wrote up my pattern for TV Tray Socks on the Patternworks blog, it featured a top-down construction. Since I tend to knit socks from the toe up due to my dislike for joining in the round as well as my affection for Judy’s Magic Cast-on, I’ve decided to jot down some “toe-up” instructions.

frootlooptvtraysocksEverything looks better on a cat.

Toe-Up TV Tray Socks

Cast on 4 sts using Judy’s Magic Cast-On (2 sts each on 2 needles).

Round 1: Kfb 4 times (8 sts).

Round 2: Knit.

Round 3: (Kfb, k1) 4 times (12 sts).

Round 4: Knit.

Round 5: (Kfb, k2) 4 times (16 sts).

Round 6: Knit.

Round 7: (Kfb, k3) 4 times (20 sts).

Round 8: (k2, p2) around.

Rep Round 8 to desired length, then bind off in ribbing. Weave in ends.

Happy Knitting!

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