josiah bain.

josiah bain.

In 2014, I launched the sock monkey, a knitting pattern line with designs that interest, challenge, excite, and inspire the modern knitter.

My design influences have their roots in parallel lines and architecture; books and symmetry; food and color; white space and culture.

I firmly believe in wool and small farm yarns, something I actively promote to the fiber producers in my Southern Idaho farming town.

I believe that it is important to give back to the community that I have gotten so much from, which is why I design pretty much exclusively with independently-produced yarns.

You can join the tsm community on my blog, Ravelry, and Instagram.

original designs  

original designs

from the sock monkey.
from the sock monkey.
from the sock monkey.
from the sock monkey.
from Erstwhile TSM.
from Erstwhile TSM.
from Knitty, Winter 2014
from Knitty, Deep Fall 2014
from Erstwhile TSM.