Knitted socks shot on wooden floor

**Updated 2022**

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I wrote this knitting pattern around Christmas time, but it was decided that it would go in our special bumper edition of The Knitter Issue 100. The socks are knitted in Coopknits Socks Yeah!  which comes in 10 awesome colours and I love them all equally.

Using Judy’s Magic Cast On, the pattern is knitted toe-up, with a 4-row lace repeat worked across the instep. After you have turned the heel you get to mix things up a bit and knit some cables up the leg. This makes it a fun sock that doesn’t get monotonous – and it obliterates second sock syndrome as the foot section knits up quite quickly.

Errata from the version in The Knitter
In Chart A, the cable in row 1 should show the same as the cable in row 3, and they should both be worked as thus: slip next st to cn and hold at front of work, K1, then K1 from cn. (This has been corrected on the most recent PDF)

To Fit Foot Circumference
S (M: L)
19.5 (22: 26)cm
7.5 (8.75: 10.25)in

Actual Foot Circumference
S (M: L)
151/2 (17: 20)cm
6 (6.75: 7.75)in

Coop Knits Socks Yeah! (75% superwash merino, 25% nylon; 50g/212m/231yds)
2 x 50g skeins of Ammolite

A set of 2.25mm (UK 13/US 1) double pointed needles (DPNs) or circular needles, 80cm long if using Magic Loop method

2 stitch markers

36 sts and 53 rounds to 10x10cm (4x4in) over st st using 2.25mm (UK 13/US 1) needles.
Instep Chart measures 4cm from centre of wrap3 to centre of next wrap3

A Resolution to be a Better Blogger!

Hello and apologies for my lack of posts over the last month.  I’m not sure what’s happened really, I’ve lost my mojo recently and haven’t even got much done by way of knitting.  I thought I’d share with you some photo’s from the last couple of weeks to make up for my lack of craft content!

On the 4th July we took a day trip to Llangennith in Wales to get some fresh air (and some surf, in Chris’s case).  It was a pretty rainy day to start out with, but then this lovely little pocket of sunshine opened up! It was a shame we hadn’t taken the tent, as neither of us had anything pressing the next day we couldn’t put back.  Instead we went for a couple of games of pool and curry in the pub before heading back 🙂

These next couple of pictures were taken at Bristol Harbourside, just outside the Arnolfini, which might just be my new favourite knit spot.

I find when I’m designing it’s so easy to stay within the confines of my house, or pop out to the local park to get fresh air.  I still don’t feel like I really know Bristol all that well, and I don’t know that many people still after a year.  So aside from blogging more regularly, I also want to get out a bit more and see stuff, even just sitting here for an hour made me feel like I was letting the world in a bit more 🙂

This weekend Chris was playing at Latitude Festival with The Paper Cinema.  I was lucky enough to go along too, and we had a chilled few days pottering about seeing what took our fancy.

Latitude 2012
The Paper Cinema Latitude 2012
The Hurly Burly Cafe - Latitude 2012
In the past I’ve always gone to festivals for the bands, so it was nice to see some of the other things that were going on.  We spent a bit of time in the comedy tent, at the disco shed, in the woods watching visuals, and discovering new music and crafts.  The picture above was taken in the Hurly Burly cafe, where the burritos were delicious and accompanied by the staff showing a dance to Tune-Yards ‘My Country’.

The rain managed to hold out most of the weekend, though it did come down a bit in the night so it was pretty muddy!  We were all quite ready to leave on Sunday afternoon, despite most of the music I wanted to watch being on that evening.  There’s just something really tiring about not being able to sit down all day (I’m not sure what that is…)

Monday was Chris’s birthday so we went to Bristol Zoo.  This should have been a blog post in itself really but most of the photo’s I took aren’t blog worthy.

This is an Inca Turn.  They were in with the penguins and weren’t shy! Frequently they flew up and perched on the fence we were leaning on.

Male Inca Tern at Bristol Zoo
And lastly, some butterflies, that I failed to get the name of, but they impressed me none the less.  This first one has obviously evolved to look like an owl.  How amazing is that?!