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eBook : 12 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
Squares in four different textured patterns flow down the leg and form a patchwork-like pattern. The heel flap emerges between the stripes of squares and is worked in the round in a fifth knit and purl pattern. The toe, worked with paired increases, features yet another textured pattern on the top of the foot - knits and purls at their best!
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Melissa is one of the first people I ‘met’ when I joined Ravelry, and while many groups we mingled in are no longer active, our friendship has grown stronger over the years and it was the most wonderful moment when we first met in person at Indie Untangled. I chose this stitch pattern which resembles interwoven stripes as a symbol of how close ...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
A while ago I was so lucky to visit the Sheep and Wool Festival in Rhinebeck, NY. Not only was it a fantastic show, but it also gave me the opportunity to meet with long-time Ravelry friends for the first time. Meeting point: Around noon in the picnic area. So no wonder I used a stitch pattern that reminds me of picnic tables for Linda’s socks.
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
When travelling to Rhinebeck, New York, our route led us through long stretches of autumn forest. Maples, birches, oaks and several other kinds of trees formed the most beautiful scenery. No wonder, I picked a stitch pattern that reminded me of acorns for Stacy’s socks, who I had the pleasure to meet at Rhinebeck for the first time.
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 rich colors of hand-dyed yarns are electrified in this energetic sock pattern. A simple textured pattern runs cuff to toe, angling left and right mimicking lightning bolts. The eye-catching feature is the so-called hybrid fleegle heel, integrated nicely into the purl stripes in the pattern and worked in the round.
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 l...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
The Oregon Trail is a historic east-west wagon route in the United States, which led through steppes, deserts and across rivers and mountains and connected the Missouri River to the valleys of Oregon. It took bends and curves to avoid any barriers and to make it accessible for large-wheeled wagons. The stitch pattern used for these socks, resem...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Bits of information, symbolized by columns in twisted stitches, get bundled to streams. They connect in a regular pattern with streams coming from the opposite direction and resemble a network. A symbol for the ginormous amount of information available to everyone thanks to the nowadays common use of the internet.
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 C...
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 r...
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 specia...
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 p...
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
Cosy socks with a cute heart pattern in stranded knitting.
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: Mid-calf Socks
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 knit 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: Fingerless Gloves
Fingerless mitts keep the hands and wrists comfy and warm and at the same time the fingers free for all the tasks that need to be done: texting, typing, knitting, handling money… Turn the most convenient accessory on a chilly day into a fashion statement with the eye-catching cable and lace panel which runs along the back of the hand of the Roc...
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 knit in Mistake Rib and are used to adjust the width ...
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. Easy to memorize knit and purl patterns are used in stripes that swirl down the leg and taper off the instep. A great pattern for men and women alike.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
I love tulips because they are a sign that spring has finally arrived. I found it very interesting when I read the other day that several plant breeders have tried to create blue tulips. So much easier to make your own using yarn.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
As a kid I had a story book about flower fairies and I loved the illustrations of the fairies in their colourful lustrous clothes. My favourite part was the fairies having a Ball on Midsummer Night. I imagine the fairies would like to wear these socks to the Ball since the stitch pattern looks like fairy wings. The socks were named after the qu...
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: Mid-calf Socks
Chains formed with slipped stitches swirl around the leg and across the instep of these socks. The easy slip-stitch pattern helps to break up the pooling effect of variegated yarns, while it still creates a knock out pattern knit in a semi-solid colourway.
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
Twisted stitches and lace create dramatic socks in a bright golden yarn. Worked from the top down with a charted heel.
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: Mid-calf Socks
Spring is the time of nature’s awakening. Every year I am amazed anew by the incredible colours and shapes of plants starting to bloom and new life being formed everywhere you look. These socks were inspired by magnolia trees and the main lace pattern resembles their beautiful blossoms with the beads adding the effect of drops of dew in the ear...
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.