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eBook : 7 patterns

The socks in this book feature some of my favorite Rock ‘n Roll songs/bands of all time. Each one will include a little story about that song, and why I love it. Each of the designs was created using color and stitches that remind me of the song in some way. I chose yarns from two local Northwest indie yarn dyers and they hand dyed them to work with each of the songs.

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Knitting: Scarf, Stocking
I love the look of knitted squares in just about any way you can make them. Add in that they can be made simply without having to piece motifs together makes them all the more fun to work with.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The look of knitted lace is something I love. Using larger needles to open up the stitches and lots of yarn-overs to add even more air seems really counter-intuitive at first. But once the piece is complete, and put on the blocking wires, the lace becomes eye-popping gorgeous!
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
“Tanglement“ is a fancy word for “mesh”. The name fits the shawl beautifully. When looking at the stitches they “tangle” into each other, producing a gorgeous mesh of color.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Evergreen is a simple lesson in shawl-making. Starting with a simple stockinette, to an edge of lacework, the stitches get progressively more open. Worked in a worsted weight yarn it is a fast, easy, and warm knit.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Silk is one of the most luxurious yarns to knit with.  Indulge yourself in these one skein silk mitts. 
Knitting: Scarf
The rippling wave stitch pattern of Summer Waves Scarf will remind you of summer on a chilly day. A fast knit using a simple 12 stitch repeat, it uses only one skein of sport weight yarn. The edging is created at the same time so you only have two ends to weave in. Take a memory of summer with you as you wrap yourself in beautiful Summer Waves.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The meandering cable in the middle of the colorwork of this shawl give the illusion of complexity, when in reality it is really quite simple. Garter stitch panels with increases done in every other row. A simple four-stitch cable and striping color work in the middle of the shawl give a little bit of WOW.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Worked from side to side this triangle shawlette is as fun to make as it is to wear. A leafy edging is applied to the border to add flair and movement. Crocheted in a fingering weight yarn, this shawl will be warm yet light, perfect for draping over your shoulders on a chilly night or for wrapping scarf-like around your neck under a coat.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Made with a vintage stitch pattern, this shawl zigs and zags gracefully around your shoulders. It’s worked in two identical pieces starting with a shared foundation in the center back. This soft, sock-weight yarn is light and airy while remaining warm and cozy. Bunch it up to wear as a scarf in the winter or drape it around your shoulders for su...
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
This beautiful shawl is crocheted in a lace weight yarn that gives beautiful drape and flow. The airy shell pattern undulates from narrow to wide and back again to give you the illusion of waves. Edged with a similar pattern this shawl is wide enough to cover you on a chilly day.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
This bandit style shawl is worked from side to side in one piece, including the lace. It is completely reversible so no matter how you wear it you will love it. It’s a fast crochet, perfect for a cool spring night.
Crochet: Knee-highs
Bad Name socks were designed with the lyrics of You Give Love a Bad Name in mind. The color comes directly from “blood red nails on your fingertips” in the lyrics. The knee high style of socks with the cable running up the back give you that sexy look the song imparts.
Crochet: Ankle Sock
Blue Suede Shoes socks are reminiscent of the 1950s era, adding the twist of lace cuffs and beads to make them a bit more modern. Picture these socks in a pair of Mary Jane’s rocking around a soda shop dance floor.
Crochet: Mid-calf Socks
The song, Born in the USA always reminded me of my pride of being an American. The down to earth music video that hails Bruce an approachable musician has to be one of my favorites for the 1980s. Born in the USA socks were designed with this in mind. Red white and blue yarn, crocheted in a type of “wave” pattern, giving a nod to America’s heartl...
Crochet: Mid-calf Socks
Brown Sugar socks were designed around the very first Rolling Stones song I remember hearing. The color and the style are a bit eclectic. However, I feel that they will become a true classic sock, just like their namesake song!
Crochet: Mid-calf Socks
Dead Heads socks are designed with the Catherine Wheel, which gives a bit of that tie-dyed look to the fabric using wonderfully bright colored yarn in traditional tie-dye colors
Crochet: Mid-calf Socks
Purple Rain socks were designed to inspire that same feeling. The heliotrope – purple color along with the spike stitches evokes that feeling of Rock ‘n Roll edgy-ness from the era of which they are named for. I’m taking my pair to the nearest dance club…
Crochet: Tube Sock
We Are The Champions socks were designed with the sports theme in mind. As 2012 is an Olympics year the colors of Gold, Silver and Bronze were used in the yarn. Tube sock style, they are simple socks to make, with just a hint of looped cables signifying team-work.