Finished project – Swirls and Stripes socks

Do you remember a few months ago I had no socks on the needles, so started playing with mini-gradient sets based on leftovers in my sock stash instead? These socks are the end result! ETA: pattern is now live on Ravelry! I had ambitions to create some lacy or patterned (not colourwork) striped socks using…

Retro Dream socks – pattern launch!

The pattern  is live, guys, the pattern is live! Hooray! So much work has gone into this and I am so proud of it. I hope that, if you try it out, you love it almost as much as I do. You can buy the pattern direct from Ravelry here (psst, there’s a discount if…

Finished project – Retro dream socks

ETA: Pattern’s now live! In anticipation of the pattern launch in the next two weeks (IT’S COMING GUYS, I ACTUALLY CAN’T WAIT) I thought it was about time that I shared some pics and thoughts about a pair of socks which genuinely would not let me sleep. These socks were inspired by colour, which I…

Once upon a sock in July 2018 – no socks!

I mean, not actually no socks, because that is pretty much inconceivable. It’s not that dramatic, I finished these in June. a) I love them with all my heart, and b) they are being test knit as I type. Feeling a lot of love for my amazing test knitters right now for working on colourwork…

PATTERN: Arthur to Ben socks

I am so happy to let you know that you can now knit my helical socks pattern – henceforth known as the Arthur to Ben socks! You can buy the pattern on Ravelry right here. These were started as part of my trip to this year’s Edinburgh Yarn Festival (near Arthur’s Seat), and finished back…

Once upon a sock in May 18 – finding my fair-isle way

The felinity fair-isle socks (I need a much better name than that!) are moving along pretty nicely. Sock one is in the bag*, and sock two’s past the heel. I’ve worked out how to move the jog to the other side for the leg, and am just thinking about how to handle it in the…

Second, third, fourth and sometimes fifth time lucky

It can be quite fun, this designing lark. It lets all those half-ideas I’ve had in my mind for years turn into tangible, touchable, wearable objects. Sometimes you picture something in your head, play around with some sketches on screen, and then it comes out exactly how you imagine it. Look at this! It’s the retro…

Once upon a sock in April 18 – rainbow dreams

Hello, sock-knitters and other interested parties. How’re you? The sun is out today in London and it is glorious. It is also that time of the month where I owe you all a sock update. Reporting on progress will be short but sweet because look! I have finished my latest helical socks. But oh! I…

The beginnings of a new design

I’ve had this idea mooching about on the fringes of my thoughts for a while now (inspired by quite a lot of other patterns which are almost but not quite something that I would actually wear). Some kind of scarf or cowl which uses exactly the same amount of two fingering weight yarns. Garter stitch…

Once upon a sock in March 18 – sooo many ankle socks

I have been knitting my little socks off this month (DID YOU SEE WHAT I DID THERE, KIDS) – once the Borage socks were done it has all been about getting those two pairs of ankle socks knitted up as samples in time for Travelknitter to take to Edinburgh later this month. And… I am…

Finished project and free pattern – Ombre textured cowl

I finished this on the first of Jan and have only JUST blocked it. (The blocking coinciding with this season’s autumnal temperatures is probably not accidental.) Pattern is here (at the bottom of this post), if you want to skip my thought process for getting there. I picked up a happy little ‘Party of Five’…