Monday 9 January 2017

New design: Leaf socks

Last week I unveiled my first design of the year, Granny's Button Jar. Today I'm going to show you my second design for the year, Leaf socks. My ankle length Leaf socks are knitted from the toe up and use a gusset and heel flap construction. The socks have a leaf lace pattern across the top of the foot and around the leg, and the pattern is written in four sizes (finished sock circumference 6 1/2, 7 1/2, 8 1/2 and 9 1/2 inches). The pattern is published in the February 2017 of I Like Knitting magazine, which is published as an e-zine that can be accessed via a subscription model.

Image courtesy of I Like Knitting.

The sample socks are knitted in Artesano Definition Sock, a 4-ply wool/nylon blend yarn, which is sadly now discontinued. The socks can be knitted in any 4-ply 'sock' yarn, e.g. a wool nylon blend or high-twist merino, though I would recommend using a solid or semi-solid so the stitch pattern shows up. A couple of suggestions are Malabrigo sock, a 100% merino with high twist for durability; the colour Lettuce would be perfect; or the classic Regia 4-ply, a good sturdy wool/nylon blend; the colurway Knall Frosch is ideal.

I have one more new pattern to show you, but that can wait until tomorrow.


Remember, Granny's Button Jar is available at the introductory price of £2.50 until the end of Tuesday (11.59pm, GMT, Tuesday 10th January 2017), just add the pattern to the cart and the discount will come off automatically.


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