Well, I hope this explains why I’ve been quiet recently! This is my third pattern for Knit Now and, if it’s not too boastful, one I’m very pleased with.
May I introduce, Strawberries & Cream Socks. [Rav link]
This is a “sampler” sock, with lots of different techniques in one piece, inspired by a traditional British picnic; gingham rug, picnic basket and parasol (or, more likely, an umbrella).
Yarn: The Yarn Yard BBFL in Natural and Red
I liked the pattern so much that I have made a pair for me (well, only 1 sock so far but the second is on the needles)!
I picked a dark colour for the main yarn and a light for the contrast, so I called them “Liquorice & Nougat”! [Rav link]
I wanted to show one of the heel modifications detailed in the pattern; the decreases are worked every 3rd round to increase the heel depth. This fits my foot/ankle very well.
MC: Regia Silk, CC: House of Xen
- figure of 8 cast on
- knitting a sock from the toe up
- afterthought heel
- jogless stripes in the round
- stranded knitting
- textured (knit/purl) knitting
- simple intarsia in the round (optional; duplicate stitch can be used instead)
- lace knitting
- stretchy cast off
Knit Now Issue 23 is available via More Mags, some UK supermarkets and also available via the Apple App store for compatible devices.