Thursday, September 03, 2009

Slip Slidin' and Sailin' Away

I've had a couple of requests for PDF versions of the sock patterns I released at Sock Summit. It makes me happy that people like these and want to knit them. Thanks!

I hope you enjoy these patterns and I look forward to seeing your projects on Ravelry.

Abstract Fiber yarn2Come Sail Away

The stitch pattern on the front of these socks reminds me of colorful spinnaker sails often seen on racing sailboats. In this sock, the sails course down the front of the leg and across the instep, while the waving ribs on the back of the leg and heel flap represent the wake of the boats on the water.

The first picture shows the sock knitted in Abstract Fiber Mighty Sock, a lovely 50/50 Superwash Merino/Tencel blend. That pretty color is called Blueberry.

Serendipitous Ewe yarn3 And this one is knit in Serendipitous Ewe Chance Sock, an 80/20 blend of Superwash Merino/Nylon. The color is called Water Lily.

I think this pattern would look lovely in a solid color yarn as well.

The pattern is 7 pages long and includes both charts and written instructions. There are also illustrations to help you with the double increases.

$6 PDF file

Slip 'n' Slide

Serendipitous EweDo you remember the Slip 'n' Slide? You attach a hose to what's basically a long piece of plastic with holes in it for the water to seep through. Lay it out on the ground, take a running start, and throw yourself onto it so that you slide down the lawn getting plenty wet in the process. It was a fun way to cool off on a hot summer day.

These socks use slip stitches and twisted stitches to create "slides" that go down the leg and the front of the foot. Rather than cool you off, they'll keep your feet nice and warm and look good doing it. The pattern works well in any yarn -- striped, solid, or variegated. The pattern is simple to follow once it's established and knits up very quickly.

That first picture is Serendipitous Ewe Lucky Sock yarn, a luscious 70/20/10 blend of Superwash Merino/Bamboo/Nylon in the White Birch colorway. I love the way the stripes play against the "slides" in the pattern.

Abstract Fiber

This one is in Abstract Fiber SuperSock, 100% Superwash Merino in the Mt. Hood Rose colorway.

Plymouth Happy Feet

And here's one more sample, knit in Plymouth Happy Feet.

The pattern is 4 pages long and includes both charts and written instructions.

$5 PDF file

1 comment:

Dawn said...

I am anxiously awaiting the pattern for the Columbia scarf - love it! I hope to finish my Slip 'n Slide socks this weekend. Great pattern.