Two New Sock Patterns

I’m happy to announce that two new patterns have been added to my website and Ravelry.

 

Topsy-Turvey Socks were designed as a kit for Craftsy (www.craftsy.com) as a practical exercise for the class Essential Skills for Sock Knitting (https://www.craftsy.com/knitting/classes/essential-skills-for-sock-knitting/44169). The pattern can now be purchased alone on Ravelry at http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/topsy-turvey-socks. The socks feature a short-row heel and toe, but, in a deviation from the ordinary, one sock is worked from the top down and the other is worked from the toe up—no more “second sock syndrome!”

 

Slip-Stitch Chevron Socks (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/slip-stitch-chevron-socks) were designed specifically to show off the dye pattern in Baah Yarn’s (www.baahyarn.com) special La Jolla yarn that’s dyed in about equal portions of a solid color (shown in teal here), and white with speckles (shown in purples and golds here). The challenge in this design was to make the most of both dye patterns in the confines of a narrow sock circumference. After a bit of swatching, I chose a slip-stitch chevron pattern that allows the solid or speckled portions to “travel” above the striped background. These socks feature a flap-and-gusset heel and a wedge toe, finished off with Kitchener stitch (my favorite!).

Respond to this post to tell me which pattern you’d prefer and I’ll enter you in a drawing for a free pattern. I’ll pick a winner Saturday, Dec 24.

Happy Holidays!