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Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Inspired by “Catching Fire”, both the movie and the Lorna’s Laces Limited Edition colorway (Dec 2013), this sock features a stitch pattern designed to look like flames that undulate up the foot. Fiery Ribs grow and shrink with a variable stitch count that is very elastic.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
The Shire is a land of rolling hills, woods, and green fields, not to mention hobbits. Lorna’s Laces Limited Edition for December 2013, “The Shire”, evokes the colors of that land and was the inspiration for this sock pattern.
Knitting: Ankle Sock
Socks inspired by the Downton Abbey television series, plus the colors in “Christmas at Downton”, the Lorna’s Laces Limited Edition colorway for December 2012.
Knitting: Ankle Sock
Socks inspired by the Downton Abbey television series, plus the colors in “Christmas at Downton”, the Lorna’s Laces Limited Edition colorway for December 2012.
Knitting: Ankle Sock
Don’t like doing ribbing? Neither do I. I try to minimize purling, and it turns out that you can produce kinder, gentler ribs by purling only half the rows. I call these one stitch wide columns “ribulets”.
Knitting: Ankle Sock
This pattern was originally available at the Damselfly Yarns booth at Sock Summit 2011. Version 2 has an additional size.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Stately columns like the stonework of Windsor Castle, alternating with columns of openwork, unite to wed the colors of variegated yarn. These socks have a traditional structure; they are worked from the top down with a heel flap and gussets.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
These socks are worked from the toe up with gussets and a heel flap. Some wrap-and-turn short rows are used to turn the heel, and the wraps are concealed all at once. The heel flap is “zipped up” one row at a time with the sides of the gusset.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
These socks are knitted from the top down and have a standard heel flap and gusset. The Southwestern design was inspired by the geometric patterns in Navajo rugs.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
These socks are knitted from the top down and use Cat Bordhi’s Sky architecture for the heel. There are no gussets per se, and no picking up stitches. Short rows are used to turn the heel with a modest amount of wrap- and-turning.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
These socks are worked from the toe up. The gusset and heel flap technique used here is fairly easy. Some wrap-and-turn short rows are involved, but they’re not too tedious, and the wraps are concealed all at once. The heel flap is “zipped up” one row at a time with the sides of the gusset.
Knitting: Ankle Sock
These socks are worked from the toe up. For a long time I knit only top-down socks, but lately I’ve been warming to toe-up sockitecture, especially after finding the gusset and heel flap technique used here. Some wrap-and-turn short rows are involved, but it’s not too tedious, and the wraps are concealed all at once as in Cat Bordhi&...
Knitting: Ankle Sock
These socks are worked from the top down with a reinforced heel flap and gussets. The patterns on leg and foot are worked in mosaic knitting, using only one yarn color per round. Because of all the slipped stitches the sock is not very stretchy and should not be knit tightly. Larger needles may be necessary.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
These socks are worked from the toe up using Cat Bordhi’s Riverbed architecture for the arch expansion and heel. There is minimal color stranding. The columns of “steam” are created using a technique I call “single-stranding”, with a short separate strand of yarn used for each vertical column.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Simple, manly (!) socks, originally knit for The Spouse. Worked from the top down with a standard heel flap, this is a straightforward pattern which is fast to knit.
Knitting: Ankle Sock
These light summer socks are worked from the top down. They use a very simple k2, p2 ribbing broken by stockinette, and have a Dutch (square) heel.
Knitting: Ankle Sock
These short summer socks are worked from the top down. The mesh-like pattern is based on a strangely twisted stitch called Veil Stitch from A Treasury of Knitting Patterns by Barbara Walker. The short-row heel uses the PGR method but with added mini-gussets to supply more stitches for the heel.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Inspired by the beautiful colors in the Lorna’s Laces Limited Edition colorway for Nov 2008, Taos Thanksgiving, I designed patterns that emulate Native American designs of the Southwest.