So, did you happen to see the new knitty? There might just possibly be a sock in there I recognize!
Planorbis corneus Sock, from the new book, is in this season’s knitty. It seemed like a lovely way to share a bit of the fun of the new book with everyone (and maybe take the edge off while you wait for the electronic version to go live on the 17th and the paper version to ship a bit later in the month).
These socks are made with String Theory’s lovely Bluestocking yarn. And the inspiration for these socks was a print from William Turton’s book A manual of the land and fresh-water shells of the British Islands : arranged according to the more modern systems of classification; and described from perfect specimens in the author’s cabinet : with coloured plates of every species (and you thought my book titles were long…I’ve got nothing on this guy).
If you’re new to my Knitter’s Curiosity Cabinet books, each of the patterns in them is inspired by a print from a vintage natural history book. You can actually view the full text of this pattern’s source book online if you’re so inclined, it’s over here.
I’m delighted knitty is sharing them with you all, and I hope they find their way onto your needles soon. If they do, I’d be thrilled if you’d come show them off in my ravelry group. I promise it’s full of very nice people with excellent taste in knitting. I’d love it if you’d join us!
P.S. Knitty always gets lots of visitors the first few days after it debuts, so don’t be alarmed if it takes a while for it to load. If you have problems, keep trying, and it will come back soon!