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.
52 thoughts on “Two New Sock Patterns”
As I just bought a skein of Baah LaJolla, I guess I like the Slip-Stitch Chevron pattern best. I’ve used LaJolla before for the Roundabout Socks
but was just pondering whether or not to use that pattern again or find another!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
I’d be pleased as punch with either sock pattern, but since you asked me to choose, I’ll choose the Slip Stitch Chevron.
Thanks for the chance to win one of your fabulous patterns.
Hi and best of The Season to you Ann. I love the Topsy Turvey socks. I have just the yarn too! all the best…
I’m intrigued by both of these patterns, but I’d love to see what the Slip-Stitch Chevron would look like with other variegated yarns. Thanks for the chance to win!
Topsy-Turvey has such a wonderful wavy design and looks great. That would be my choice.
I love the idea of working two socks in the opposite direction and being done at the same time. Topsy-turvy for me!
What a great way to learn both sock methods at the same time! Topsy Turvey would be my choice Happy Holidays to you and yours!
I prefer the chevron socks since I like the slip stitch heel and I don’t have second sock syndrome. I knit both of my socks at the same time.
Season’s greetings! As you, with Getting Started Knitting socks, taught me how to knit top down socks, I would love to get my lesson knitting toe up with your Topsy-turvey pattern.
I love the look of Topsy Turvy. Happy holidays Anne.
I love to make them gift socks. The chevrons are calling me.
I love the Topsy Turvy socks. I like the idea of doing one toe up and the other top down. Happy Holidays !!!
happy holidays to you and yours Ann. I’d love the slip stitch chevron pattern to try with my other variegated yarns. And when you say a bit of swatching, I wonder just how much swatching that means?
They’re both great and versatile patterns. I’m the proud owner (hoarder?) of several skeins that would look great in that slip stitch chevron pattern.
Thanks for the giveaway!
I’d love to give the slip stitch chevrons a go!
Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays everyone!!! I like the look of both patterns but I keep turning to the Topsy Turvy socks. I think they’d make a nice pair for my dad.
I definitely like the Tospy-Turvey socks. Maybe I’ll finally find a way to like knitting from the toe up!
Merry Christmas and have a Happy New Year!
Such a difficult choice – both patterns are beautiful! I would love to knit the Slip-Stitch Chevron Socks first.
I love both pairs of socks, but the Chevron is my favorite. Thanks for making such beautiful patterns! Leslie
Slip stitch Chevron caught my eye immediately on IGa
Hard choice. Love both socks. That said, I think I would start with the slip stich Chevron sock pattern. But I do believe I would knit both eventually.
Love them both but if I have to pick just one it will be the slip stitch chevron. Fortunately, for me, I can buy both!
Love them both, but prefer Topsy Turvy Socks
I love the new Chevron pattern. I bought a skein when you got yours and have been excited to see the new design. It is wonderful and I would love to make mine in this pattern.
Merry Christmas, Ann! I’m a beginner knitter – and I love both patterns, but I would choose the slip stitch chevron socks. Wish you were here to give me a few classes!
Topsy-Turvey Sock sounds like fun.
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year, Ann! I’d love to make a pair of the Slip Stitch Chevron Socks! Those look like they are made in Seattle Mariners colors! Love the pattern! Thank you for your contest!
I love the Slip Stitch Chevron pattern!
Love the slip stitch Chevron! ❤️
That’s a really tough choice!!! Hmmm….let’s go with Topsy Turvey. Merry Christmas and many thanks.
The Topsy-Turvey socks are so pretty. I would love to make a pair. Thank you for the opportunity and Merry Christmas.
I love both, but if i were to choose probably the Slip Stitch Chevron Pattern. I will keep my fingers crossed! Merry Christmas.
Topsy Turvey, I love the challenge of the different methods applied to creating the pair of socks.
Both are stunning, but I prefer the simply elegance of firsts.
I love the Slip-Stitch Chevron sock. I am still finding my way through socks and this looks like it would push me a bit. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.
Love the Slip Stitch Chevron Socks!! Would like to know the name and colorway of the yarn you used, please!!
Hard choice! I think the chevron because I love how the colors came out. I just made my first pair of decent socks through your essential skills class. Happy Holidays!
Those patterns are both lovely. I am intrigued by the Topsy Turvy one. Have never done any just like that.
Hope you have a Very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year. And take care of that arthritis. We need you to keep designing.
It’s hard to decide but I do have some yarn that would be perfect for the Slip Stitch Chevron pattern. Merry Christmas, Ann! And the best in 2017!
Merry Christmas! Both patterns are lovely, but I like the Slip Stitch Chevron the best.
Both patterns are lovely and I’d be happy knitting either one of them. That being said, I prefer the Topsy Turvey one!
Hard to pick but the heel on topsy turvy intrigues me!
Love the patter and yarn on the slip stitch chevron. Great colors!☺️
I love the Topsy Turvy pattern and the way it flows.
I love the Chevron Sock pattern. Merry Christmas to you!
I’d love to have the slip stitch chevron pattern. Thank you so much for the chance. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
I like the Slip Stitch Chevron pattern, if I had to choose. Merry Christmas!
Oh, the Slip Stitch Chevron pattern first. Topsy Turvy is nice but I’m a sucker for a slip stitch pattern.
They are both nice but I have some variegated yarn that would look nice with the slip stitch chevron pattern 🙂
I would love the tipsy turvy socks! I love the patterning on half of the short roe heel. So clever!
I’ve loved your “go to” socks for some time, so I’m ready to graduate to the Topsy Turvey socks as I think that would be a great way to learn toe up socks!
Love the topsy turvy sox and can’t wait for the class!