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Archive for April, 2015

A few FOs

In addition to several baby hats and a few pairs of baby socks I can’t show yet (since they’re for a future installment of the Patternworks Essential Accessories Club), I’ve finished a few pairs of socks for myself recently.

BerrocoGarterRib

Garter Rib Socks

  • Garter Rib Socks with short row heel
  • Yarn: Berroco Sox
  • Needle: U.S. 1 (2.25mm) 40″ long circular (magic loop)
  • Started 1/2/15, finished 3/1/15

These were started as plane knitting for the winter 2015 TNNA trade show.

HoarFrost

Hoar Frost

  • Hoar Frost by Louise Tilbrook
  • Yarn: Shibui Knits Sock (discontinued)
  • Needle: U.S. 1 (2.25mm) 40″ circular (magic loop)
  • Started 3/1/15, finished 3/15/15

I knit these two at a time on magic loop as part of the NH Knits podcast sock-along. This was my first time knitting one of Louise’s patterns, and I really enjoyed it. I love that she included both toe-up and cuff-down instructions in the pattern (though it’s easy enough for me to switch a cuff-down pattern to toe-up on my own). I also did some deep stash-diving for this – I bought the yarn way back in fall of 2008, before we even moved to NH!

HermioneGoth

Hermione’s Goth Valentine

I love this stitch pattern – so simple and easy, and it just flies off the needles. I modified these to 56 stitches around instead of 64, knit them toe-up with the gusset on the bottom of the foot, slip-stitch heel, and 2×2 ribbed cuff.

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Three of the toe-up sock patterns I designed for the Patternworks Toe-Up Sock of the Month Club are now available for PDF download on Ravelry!

900394_ToeUpSOM_square_medium2First up, Confetti Rib Socks! One pair requires one skein of Done Roving Frolicking Feet DK yarn, or 350 yards of the sport-weight yarn of your choice. The slip-stitch pattern is a great match for hand-painted or variegated yarns. Click here to purchase on Ravelry.

ToeUpSOM-4_medium2Next, Trellis and Cable Socks! One pair requires one skein of Cascade Yarns Heritage Paints yarn, or 437 yards of the fingering-weight yarn of your choice. The cables on the back of the sock begin at the bottom of the slip-stitch heel flap. Click here to purchase on Ravelry.

900394_ToeUpSOM5_medium2And finally, Indecision Socks! One pair requires two skeins of HiKoo CoBaSi yarn, or 440 yards of the fingering-weight yarn of your choice. However, a yarn containing elastic is highly recommended to closely match the behavior of the original yarn used. After working the foot and short-row heel, you’ll turn the sock inside-out to work the leg from the wrong side. Click here to purchase on Ravelry.

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