Rachel Gibbs

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Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
The colour of this yarn combined with the diamond motif reminds me of Amythst, which is a type of quartz. Quartz has the fairly unusual property that when compressed it generates an electrical charge - this is called piezoelectricity. I can’t promise that they’ll generate electricity, but these socks will put a spring in your step.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Pangolin Socks feature scale-like cables down the leg, resembling those on the Pangolin, the only mammal to be covered in keratin scales. The animal is famous in some circles for giving its name to a Ubuntu LTS release (12.04 Precise Pangolin).
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
A sock with zig-zagging cables, inspired by the path of light in fibre optic cables bouncing from one side to the other. A smocked panel runs down the centre and continues into the toe.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
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Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This is a twisted rib hab with a cabled band. The name Ginger Nut comes from the lovely ginger colour of the yarn, a pun on the word head and a famous British biscuit.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
These socks have been designed for the UK Sock Knitters 2016 Brit Actors KAL. October is David Tennant month and these socks are inspired by his role as The Doctor, travelling through the time-space vortex and meeting people in a non-linear timey-wimey way. The undulating cables move together and apart, each following their own path like the Ti...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
The city of Antwerp has a long association with diamonds. Most of the world’s rough diamonds pass through there before being transformed into something beautiful. This top-down sock features a cascade of diamonds down the front and individual diamonds on the side in a sea of seed stitch.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Corundum is the mineral that sapphires are made from. This top-down sock features diamond shaped cables in an all-over pattern.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
These socks have big diamonds and small diamonds and several different sections. The diamonds grow out of the ribbed cuff, fade back into ribbing at the toe and one of the diamonds even creeps into the heel flap.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
A top down sock with cables going in opposite directions and worked on alternate rounds, inspired by sine waves in signal processing.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
A series of cascading diamonds travel down twisted cables. The sock features an allover cable pattern and a patterned heel flap.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
The geometric cable pattern on these socks was inspired by the damask furnishings of the Regency period. The sock features an allover cable pattern and the cables transition smoothly into the heel and toe.
Knitting: Cowl
A quick knit perfect for the holiday season. This extra stretchy pattern can be worn scrunched around the neck or pulled up to cover the face in cold weather.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
These lacy fingerless gloves are good for keeping your hands warm in transitional weather (like the British summer!). The perfect use for that skein of sock yarn that’s too nice to be hidden away in shoes.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This is a stranded hat with a small repeating design, contrasting brim and minimal jog between rounds. It can be made in two sizes to fit adult small and large heads. The instructions are both written and charted.