I designed these socks as a challenge to myself to find a new and interesting way to play with yarns that have a long transition of colour, such as Zauberball. The leg is knit sideways in stretchy and comfortable garter stitch, which will accommodate pretty […]
The Gentle Waves sock pattern is now available to download from my Ravelry Store. This design had previously been featured in a UK knitting magazine, but is now available to download directly from Ravelry or direct from this page. Featuring a very easy-to-memorise lace repeat, […]
These Argyle Cables socks were a design that were first published in Simply Knitting Magazine, and were one of my favourite knits to both make and wear. Knitted in 6-Ply Regia yarn, they knit up extremely quickly considering the amount of detail that exists in those sumptuous bouncy cables.
These socks are extremely warm and kind to cold feet. The 1×1 rib that tops each sock provides a stretchy cuff to cling to the leg and prevent those warm socks from falling down, keeping you nice and cosy, and they look fantastic with jeans and boots, but also extremely cute and quirky with a nice skirt and natural fibres or neutral colours.
Links are provided in the PDF to a tutorial for the recommended cast on as well as sources for pattern support. The pattern also features a large clear chart for ease of knitting with an incorporated key on the same page for ease of reference.
The cushioned flap & gusset heel that these socks feature ensure a nice padded and hard-wearing fitting sock, which if knitted in the warm 6-ply wool with nylon yarn recommended will mean that your socks will last you through many cold winters. The cables, though squishy and soft, are not bulky. The side cabling lays very flat, and the main argyle patterning features very few crossover points to keep these socks wonderfully comfortable.
If you’re looking for a wonderfully fulfilling knit that provides a lot of impact for your stitches, these socks are a great way of maintaining good knitting mojo.
Yarn weight: 6-ply or Sport Weight yarn to achieve gauge.
Gauge: 28 stitches and 36 rows = 10cm/4″ in stocking stitch
Needle size: 3 mm (US 2½)
Yarn usage: 320 – 370 m (350 – 410 yards)
Sizes available: Women’s S/M, (L) to fit foot circumference 18-20cm/7/8″, (22cm, 9″)
Price: $4.50 add pattern to cart or buy it now
There is a new pattern available in the shop, ready for download. This particular design is named Lumene for the twisting cables that lay within the flame-like elements on the socks. The pattern has been written to include both charted and fully written instructions, so […]
A new pattern of mine is out in the most recent issue of Simply Knitting due to hit the stands in a couple of days. The socks feature an easy to memorise lace motif that places the shaping of the lace pattern between columns of purl stitches for ease, comfort and stretch, making them very comfortable.
They appear under the name ‘Gentle Waves’ in the magazine, a name which I do rather like, as fitting as it is to both the lace motif and the shade of yarn that was used.
The socks are a pretty simple knit for a pair of socks. They are knit cuff down, starting with a super-stretchy 1×1 ribbing (and I’d recommend using this cast on for any sock projects that start with 1×1 ribbing, it looks great and is the most comfortable edge you can possibly image), followed by an easy to knit lace pattern shaped by short row heels and toes which give a smooth, professional look to the finished socks.
The short row sections can easily be replaced with a flap & gusset heel and a wedge or round toe if the knitter prefers a particular style of heel and toe for their personal fit. The socks do quite well in achieving a nice balance between being interesting and quick to knit, so though they would obviously be most perfect for yourself (the best hand knit recipient of all) if there is someone lucky enough in your life for you to knit socks for, this pattern might be a good choice.
I haven’t yet had chance to have a proper flick through the rest of the magazine, but as I have a few days off I shall enjoy catching up on all of the reading material that has fallen through my letter box these last few days.