Some time last year, the charming Anne Merrow, editor extraordinaire of Interweave’s Sockupied, got in touch and asked if we could hatch a plan. Um, yes. The answer was definitely yes. So we plotted and planned. Swatches were made, yarns were procured, patterns were written, and socks were knit…all in breathless secrecy. Some time last September the socks and pattern went off to hang out with the folks at Sockupied, and I got back to my regularly scheduled programing.
Then, earlier this month, I got to see the socks again…all laid out and with absolutely adorable photos (I swear Interweave takes some of the best knitting photos out there, they’re consistently charming…and make me want to wear long skirts). And holy smokes do I love these socks. But once again, I had to sit quietly and patiently wait for all the versions of the magazine to be available before I could talk about them. But now they are, so now I can squee like a deranged chipmunk and do the ‘check these out’ dance. So, without further ado, I’m pleased to present Cataphyll. (These pictures all belong to Sockupied and are used with their permission.)
These are made with The Plucky Knitter’s Primo Fingering in the color Dandy Lion, which is an absolutely delightful yarn to work with (round and crisp, it shows off your stitches perfectly).
These are not the easiest socks you’ll ever make (Sara, my valiant sample knitter, did a beautiful job with them). They’re mirrored, those leaves have a few tricks, and the patterning goes right down to the heel and toe. But, you do have some nice simple ribbing for most of the round to give you a chance to catch your breath before the tricky bits. And really, these are prettier than super easy socks. I think they’re worth the extra effort, don’t you?
If you find yourself wanting to make them too, you can get latest issue of Sockupied for either your ipad or your computer (there might just be a little profile of me in there too).