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eBook : 9 patterns

(No longer virtual) Virtual Friends – strange title for a collection you think? The reason is that all patterns in this collection were designed for friends I made online, actually here on Ravelry, and who - after knowing them virtually for a long time – I had the chance to meet in person during our travels in the past few years. As a ‘thank you’ for the wonderful time we spent together, I knitted my (no longer virtual) friends socks and these are the patterns.

eBook : 10 patterns

It all started with one skein of yarn in colours that made me think of Ireland right away. Thing is, I fell in love with Ireland the first time I went there on holidays and there are so many things that make me smile, that I find charming, that are so unique in Ireland. So of course I had to get some of the yarn to play with and the moment it arrived here, I started to knit it up. And it gave me ideas - so many, that a complete collection of ten sock patterns came to life.

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
No matter where you are in Ireland you’ll come across one of the island’s most popular symbols: the Shamrock. According to legend, St. Patrick used the shamrock to explain about the Trinity when he was trying to convert the Irish to Christianity. Nowadays many companies use it as part of their emblem and you find it on many Irish souvenirs. It ...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Ireland has a rich culture of storytelling and is famous for its fairy-lore. You can take tours to visit fairy forts, buy a fairy door to invite a fairy to your home and the fairies sometimes even get blamed for any mishaps. When visiting Ireland you are surrounded by fairy tales all the time and it might happen you are away with the fairies…
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Something that makes me smile every time we visit Ireland is the way many houses are painted in bright and cheerful colours – what a happy sight, even on days when the weather is dreary.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
When you visit Dingle you will definitely hear about the town’s famous ‘inhabitant’: Fungie, also known as the Dingle Dolphin. Fungie is a bottle nose dolphin who, according to the locals, was first seen in Dingle’s harbour in 1983 and who has stayed in the Dingle Bay ever since. There are boat tours to watch Fungie and the townspeople even bui...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Quite a while ago, when I was happily singing away to some Irish traditional songs in our favourite Irish Pub, I was asked whether I was Irish. When I said no, I got the response ‘but Irish at Heart’. Well, it’s true that there are lots of things I love about Ireland, and what better way is there to show it than socks with a heart motif in Iris...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
I enjoy cheerful and lively traditional Irish music and it is always a treat to watch Irish dancers in their colourful costumes dancing jigs and reels.This sock pattern was inspired by the so-called ‘Poodle Socks’ worn by Irish dancers.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
I’ve visited Ireland a couple of times and I’ve learnt that the prejudice that it always rains in Ireland is not true – but it does indeed rain a lot. There is a reason why the Irish use so many words to describe the different types of rain: it spits, drizzles, teems, buckets down and there are a lot more expressions. Even on the sunniest of da...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
The N17 is a national road in western Ireland that runs from Galway through Mayo to Sligo. When travelling along that road for the first time, I realized that the scenery indeed looks like in the song ‘N17’ by my favourite Irish band ‘The Saw Doctors’: Stone walls and the grass is green…
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
In almost any small town in Ireland you still find independent shops. There are small hardware stores where you can buy the exact number of nails or screws you need and are not obliged to buy the whole bulk pack. In Germany, most independent small town businesses are long gone and were replaced by chain stores, so visiting this kind of shop in ...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Sláinte (pronounced ˈslaːntʃə‘) is the Irish word for ‘health‘ and it is the thing to say before you take the first sip of your drink. There are literally thousands of pubs in Ireland, with cosy décor and always friendly guests to chat with, so it’s one of the Irish words almost everyone learns when visiting Ireland.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
The socks were designed for my long-time Ravelry friend Patti. Over the years we’ve known each other, there were quite some incidents and changes in her life and I wanted to use a stitch pattern to reflect this and to symbolize that it is hard to predict what happens next in life. On the heel flap and the instep the zig-zagging all-over pattern ...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Girasol is the Spanish word for sunflower and literally it translates to ‘turn to the sun’. And that’s what the flowers seem to be doing all day long: turning their bright yellow heads towards the sun. For me they are a happy sight, even though they symbolize that summer is almost over when they are in full bloom – so why not knit their happy lo...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
These socks were originally designed for Yarnbox Socks July 2017. When I received my beautiful yarn by Flying Goat Farm to design with, it was the name of the blue and brown colourway called Cowboy that inspired me to come up with this pattern.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
I cannot count how often we’ve danced the night away at Mulligan’s, our favourite pub on Gran Canaria. These socks were designed for Kevin, who is not only a friend, but also the musician in said pub and who has entertained us time and again. It’s high time I told him: Thank you for the music, Kev!
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
These socks are named after a pub in Vancouver, Canada, which I had the pleasure to visit a while ago. My friend Kelly took me there for a drink after exploring the Granville Market and some extensive yarn shopping at the Three Bags Full yarn store just across the street from the pub. What a fabulous time we had!
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
The Cascade Mountain is a peak in the Bow River Valley in sight of the beautiful town of Canmore in Alberta, Canada. It’s named after the waterfall that cascades down its southern flanks; just like the all-over knit and purl pattern seems to cascade down the socks I knitted for my friend Eryn, who I had the pleasure to meet during my visit to Ca...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
When I visited my dear friend Laurel in her hometown, it took her completely by surprise that I cracked up with laughter when we went to lunch. Why, you ask? Because next to the diner was a ‘beer drive thru’! Unheard of in my neck of the woods. So fun. I designed a sock pattern which shows you which way to go or rather to drive to get a drink ri...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
My dear friend Evey from Canada loves autumn coloured yarns, but has a dislike for variegated yarns because they often spoil the stitch pattern. So I picked the most variegated yarn in her favourite colours that I could find and knitted it up using a stitch pattern which, in my opinion, truly shows the yarn’s beauty… a special gift for a special...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
The sound of a long train slowly making its way through a town brings back memories of our visit to Canmore, Canada, right away. The trains are an impressive sight and just imagine all the work and material that went into establishing all those tracks. The Railroad Ties Socks were my gift for Lauren who is so lucky to live in such a beautiful pa...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
A cascade of decreases and increases combined with garter stitch ridges form flowerlike structures while tiny yarn over holes ripple down between them – a pattern my friend Yola named right away ‘Falling Petals’.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
At downtown Spokane, Washington, the Spokane River forms two waterfalls which are impressive to look at from one of the footbridges across the river. The stitch pattern of the socks designed for Alix, who I had the pleasure to visit in Spokane, reminds me of the rapids and spume of the swift-flowing water.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
My friend Shelley doesn’t mind mismatched socks and loves to knit with self-striping yarn. While I love the look of striped socks, usually working with this kind of yarn makes me want to ‘manipulate’ the stripes. These socks, knit from a ‘split skein’ with reversed colourways were designed to meet the preferences of both of us.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
The main feature of these cuff down socks is a classy, yet elegant stitch pattern that resembles a cable pattern, but the effect is easily created with decreases and increases. The wide panels are worked on the front and the back of the socks and are reminiscent of stable pillars used for centuries in many architectural styles.
Knitting: Ankle Sock
The classy look of these two-coloured socks with a diamond pattern in stranded knitting on leg and foot, makes them suitable for women and men alike.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Lacy socks to showcase solid or semi-solid yarns: Twining leaves run down the front and the back of the socks, embellished with small ‘dew drops’ from tiny bobbles. These beauties not only keep your feet warm, but are a stunning fashion accessory when worn in open shoes.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Crossers are knitted in an all-over stitch pattern that combines different knitting techniques: textured diamonds. bordered by eyelets for a lacy look, are embedded in stripes in Stockinette stitch which form crosses thanks to small cables. An interesting to knit pattern which crosses the ‘borders’ between different techniques.
Knitting: Mittens, Beanie, Toque
Twisted single rib cables that seem to swing to and fro in a rhytmic way remind you of waves caused by the current in a stream. A great unisex pattern with a snug and super cosy fit.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
A country-style tweed yarn or heathered yarn enhances the beauty of this stylish yet subtle design, suitable for men and women alike. The cables which form knot-like structures run down the front and the back of the leg of these socks are continued onto heel flap and toe. The side panels are knitted in Mistake Rib and are used to adjust the widt...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Paulie the Penguin feels fine barefoot in the snow – unlike most of us human beings. Why not have him help to keep your feet warm during the cold season with these cute socks featuring a penguin motif?
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Go for a twirl in these pretty textured socks!
Knitting: Ankle Sock
These socks are knitted from the cuff down and feature a lace pattern reminiscent of tulips. The centre panel is the same for all sizes; the width of the side lace panels varies for each size. You can choose to work the pattern either from the charts or the written instructions.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Treat your feet to these special lacy socks, perfect for summer.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This hat is worked in the round from the brim up. Its 10-stitch pattern features two popular techniques, cables and lace, and each column features both of them. Hence the name ‘Twist and Turn’, since the pattern panels change from cables to lace and back again.
Knitting: Slippers
These cosy heart slippers are the best of both worlds - soft and stylish but also hard wearing. Knit in just a couple of hours, they also make a great gift for the loved ones in your life.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Getting into the Christmas spirit!
Knitting: Hanging Ornament
Each mini stocking uses about 9g (40m/44yds) of fingering weight yarn.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Libra is balance. A balance weights and measures, and according to many sources Libra natives love this measured and balanced approach in their daily lives. They also seek equality and harmony.
Knitting: Ankle Sock
Treat your feet to a little taste of luxury with these beautiful lace socks with beads for added sparkle.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Glittering ice crystals in the sun - capture the magic beauty of winter in a delicately shaped beaded shawl. The shawl can be worn instead of a scarf to keep you warm on a cold day, but it looks just as nice around the shoulder to pep up elegant evening garments.
Knitting: Slippers
Comfy slippers to keep your toes toasty on a chilly night. A pair in size medium needs no more than a couple of hours knitting time and one skein of worsted weight yarn – the perfect pattern for those odd skeins most knitters have in stash.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Pattern available in English and German. Anleitung auch auf deutsch.
Knitting: Cowl
A warm and cozy moebius cowl with an easy dropped stitch pattern to show off the beauty of variegated yarn. The pattern creates a rather solid fabric, which is easy to transform into a more lacy style. Ideas for variations are given on page 4 of the pattern.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Garter stripes interrupted by bold slipped stitch columns form an interesting structure. The mitts were inspired by Westknit’s ‘Clockwork Shawl’ and they not only make a nice match to the shawl but they also need only little yarn.