Phaeodaria (plus giveaway)
You know how sometimes I come along and say 'so I know this looks tricky, but you'll have it down in no time?' Well that's not these socks. Phaeodaria actually are just a tiny bit tricky, but wow are they worth it! The leg? It's one big chart with a lovely, intricate, twirly, swirly extravaganza of tiny twisted cables. I won’t lie to you, you will totally need to pay a bit of attention for that part (really though, I have faith in you, you can totally do it). But I’m not completely heartless. By the time you get to [...]
Any Second Now
I probably can't, in good conscience, continue to pepper you with pictures of these and their incremental growth for too much longer. So it's a good thing they're almost done. The finished mitt has seven zigs, and the almost finished one is just at the end of zig six, so it really shouldn't be much longer at all. And of course it's grown a thumb (which will, I promise, be much more tidy after I block it). So the next time I sit down and knit for an hour or two, they should be done! Pssst, the Phaeodaria pattern is [...]
The Sock Report
Do you remember the other day when I said I was feeling bad it had been a while since I released a pattern? I don't feel all that bad anymore. The always charming Janel Laidman (author of The Enchanted Sole) has a wonderful new project. It's a magazine with a focus on sock yarn. It's called The Sock Report, and it's marvelous. I'm so pleased to have a pattern in it! My pattern is but one of the yummy things you'll find in The Sock Report. There are 15 other patterns to keep it company, and each uses a different [...]
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