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Archive for June 5th, 2010

Coming Soon: Socklet Pattern

Saturday, June 5th, 2010

As I’ve said before, June is the month of 2 sock designs for me. The first is designed on paper right now, and sample knitting is proceeding nicely. That one is a project where I can not show you photos.

The second one will be advertised on Ravelry as a Featured Pattern, starting on June 15. That means I need photos by June 8 so I can submit an advertisement.

emilyfootiesmallI’m knitting 2 different versions of that pattern right now. The one I pictured a few days ago in pink and green, is the first. (Yes, Lindy, that is “On Your Toes Bamboo” by SR Kertzer, 75% Bamboo and 25% Nylon). It’s a great summer yarn and should be plenty comfortable underfoot.

Another I’m working on, in a darker purple and pale purple, is knit from Crystal Palace Panda Soy (60% Bamboo/ 22% Soy/ 18% nylon). Lovely sock, with a totally different texture from the first. No photos yet, though that one has a full foot knit already. It’s been my “knitting in public” sock this week.

The one shown here is a prototype version of the socklet. It was knit by wonder-knitter, Emily. We chatted, I gave her yarn, I showed her what I’d done so far on my pink/green sock, and she put together what she could. She did a great job, given that the only instructions I had written for that sock at the time were for the toe.

The yarn here is Cascade Heritage, a smooth and fine (75% wool/ 25%nylon) sockyarn. Yes, fingering weight wool yarn is good for summer socklets. It absorbs moisture very well inside the shoe, and is thin enough to not over-warm the foot much for most of the summer. Keep the cuff short as I did here, and it is quite practical.

Of course, you can guess that I like the color switch between socks. Emily and I think alike on such issues. Of course, most knitters will want matching socks, and I won’t hold it against them!!!