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Llangennith

Ooh it’s about time for a new pattern design isn’t it?! I’ve been so busy recently I hadn’t realised it had been so long since the last one – I swear being in a bubble of publishing seems to make time speed up sometimes, when we’re constantly on deadline and trying to get ahead for the next one! We do love it so though..

Knitted socks shot on wooden floor

I actually 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, so I didn’t complain! The socks are knitted in Coopknits Socks Yeah!  which comes in 10 awesome colours and I love them all equally.

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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.

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New sock pattern in The Knitter issue 70

If you’re a subscriber, you might have already received your copy of Issue 70, which features the ‘Platinum Collection’, in celebration of our 70 issues. I love the photography from this shoot, and especially Fiona Morris’ cardigan on the front cover.

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My pattern is featured in the sock supplement, along with a sweet pair of yellow socks by Rachel Coopey, and some adaptable ’10 stitch socks’ by Liz Lovick.

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Photo by Jesse Wild – Future Publishing

‘Heliotrope’ were designed with Artesano Definition sock yarn, and the pattern is available in 2 sizes. It’s a really fun pattern to get stuck into, as each repeat is so large, you’re done in no time. The yarn really is what it says it is too, the stitches really pop and are well defined. And I love the colour!

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I’m really pleased with this sock design and how the cables flow nicely into the pattern. Worked from the toe up, the heart pattern flows up the front of the foot, and the chain-like cables run up from the heel.

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The Knitter Issue 70 will be available tomorrow in all good newsagents – or alternatively you can buy your copy from My Favourite Magazines, or a digital version at Zinio for £4.99.

Happy knitting!

 

The socks that almost never were..

I’m finished, at last! These socks were nearly a gonner last week, when I managed to drop my knitting bag in Victoria Park and lose them halfway through sock number two.  Luckily, through the powers of Twitter, I was able to get them back! Someone had saved them from being eaten by playful puppies and handed them in to Mrs Brown’s Cafe in the middle of the park.

Although sadly at some point the lovely bag they were in was snapped up by someone less honest.  It was just a tote bag, from Windmill Hill city farm, but  I was given it when I worked in the Windmill pub, and it made me feel part of a nice community.  It saddens me to think that the person that took must also be part of that community that I felt was so friendly.  I’m consoling myself with the fact that I got my knitting back, and that I could always go and buy another bag, but it’s not quite the same.

The yarn is Regia Mix-it, and the pattern just a toe up formula I was trying out. I’m making a bunch of stocking stitch socks as my “bus knitting”, which hopefully my feet will appreciate come winter!