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eBook : 5 patterns

This is a collection of patterns that are all based on themes and/or characters from the Mists of Avalon series by Marion Zimmer Bradley. All of these patterns use twisted stitches combined with simple lace patterns, cables and beads to depict the mystical properties associated with the Avalon legends.

eBook : 5 patterns

This is a collection of 6 patterns that all have plant life or natural wonders as their theme. Cables, twisted stitches and/or beads are combined to express the theme of each pattern. The Ky Redbuds, The Secret Garden, Pagoda Flowers and Fortunate Isle patterns have directions for 4 adult women’s sock sizes, extra small, small, medium, and large, equivalent to women’s shoe sizes US 6-6.5 (EU 36-37), US 7-7.5 (EU 37.5-38), US 8-8.5 (EU 38.5-39), and US 9-9.5 (EU 40-41). The Winter Wheat and Watchin’ the Tides Roll Away patterns provide directions for a Women’s size medium, but smaller and larger sizes can be obtained by using smaller/larger needles and adjusting the foot length accordingly.

eBook : 8 patterns

This is a collection of patterns inspired by Greek Goddesses. It includes eight patterns that use a combination of twisted stitches, lace and cables to depict attributes associated with each Goddess.

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Gods. The ancient Greeks believed that in the beginning there was only formless chaos. Then chaos settled into form, and that form was the huge Gaia, the deep-breasted one, the earth. She then created several gods and twelve titans. After that, she continued to give birth to many other children and some believe that every living thing on earth t...
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Some sources say that Atalanta, Princess of Arcadia, was a fictional character in Greek mythology that was abandoned on a mountainside by her father and raised by a she-bear sent by Artemis. Others say that she was simply another persona of Artemis. Still others say she was a Greek warrior goddess of hunting and competitive running who was know...
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Artemis, sister of Apollo and Greek goddess of the Hunt and Light, was one of the most widely venerated of the Ancient Greek deities. Fiercely independent, she chose the wild and verdant beauty of the forest over marriage, parenthood, and city life. She was the goddess of wild animals, wilderness, childbirth, and virginity, as well as the protec...
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Silver-footed Thetis, or disposer or “placer” (the one who places), was a sea-nymph and the Goddess of Water. She was also the leader of the fifty Nereids. The Nereids, Haliad Nymphs or goddesses of the sea, were the patrons of sailors and fishermen. They came to the aid of sailors in distress and took care of the sea’s rich bo...
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In Greek mythology, Demeter the goddess of the harvest presided over grains and the fertility of the earth. She was also known as Sito “she of the Grain” and as Thesmophoros or “Law-Bringer” due to her influence on the existence of civilized agricultural society. Known as the most generous of the great Olympian goddesses ...
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Aphrodite the Greek goddess of love, beauty, pleasure, procreation and affairs of the heart, was said to be born out of the sea foam and delivered to the shore on a scallop shell. Although she is one of the only goddesses known to have been married, she was not true to her husband and was known for her many illicit love affairs.
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Hera the Greek goddess of marriage, life, and love is one of the Twelve Olympians. Hera is also the goddess of the sky and starry heavens. Hera is also called ‘The Queen of Heaven’ because she rules over Mount Olympus where all the gods and goddesses live. Long before her marriage to Zeus she ruled over the heavens and the Earth. She...
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In Greek mythology, Athena the goddess of wisdom among a multitude of other traits, was described as bright-eyed or with gleaming eyes and frequently depicted in the company of an owl, the “owl of Athena”. By association, the owl came to represent Athena as a bird goddess, Athena’s priestesses, and wisdom itself.
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Possibly stemming from the presence of cauldrons and other mystical objects in Celtic mythologies, the grail became a common theme in literature related to King Arthur. The grail is most commonly identified as the cup that Jesus drank from at the Last Supper and that Joseph of Arimathea used to collect Jesus’s blood when he was crucified. From t...
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“The Island of Apples Avalon gets its name ‘The Fortunate Island’ from the fact that it produces all manner of plants spontaneously. It needs no farmers to plough the fields. There is no cultivation of the land at all beyond that which is Nature’s work. It produces crops in abundance and grapes without help; and apple tre...
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Avalon is a legendary island featured in the Arthurian legend. Avalon was associated from an early date with healing and mystical practices. According to the legend, the island is hidden by heavy mists which can only be parted by true believers. Secret gates to other worlds, where fairies and other magical folk live, are also rumored to be hidde...
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While the exact physical location of Avalon remains a mystery, the quest for Avalon, the Lady of the Lake, Excalibur and the Holy Grail has been going on for centuries. Over time, these legendary things have been sought after by seers, magicians, kings, noble knights and all those who hold magic in their hearts. Representing the classic story of...
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The Lady of the Lake, an enchantress also known as Viviane or Nimue, appears in many of the tales of King Arthur. According to legend, she lived in a castle beneath a lake surrounding the mystical island of Avalon. She raised Lancelot and gave Arthur the magical sword Excalibur, which he treasured.
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This top-down sock pattern combines lace and simple cable patterns in an attempt to capture the splendor that is the blooming of the KY Redbuds. This pattern provides directions to knit socks in a women’s extra small (size 6-6.5), small (size 7-7.5), medium (size 8-8.5) and large (size 9-9.5). Directions for a fitted heel and simple arch shaping...
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As winter continues to drag on I often find myself browsing through garden catalogs, which is where I found this beautiful plant. Just looking at its bright burst of color, seemed to melt away a little of the cold and dreariness that seems to go on forever during the winter months.
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Twisted stitches and small lace panels form vines of flower buds that travel over a reverse stockinette stitch background on the leg and instep of this top-down sock pattern. Randomly placed beads are used to depict the secrets hidden in this magical place. Directions are provided for 4 adult women’s sock sizes, extra small, small, medium, and l...
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This pattern combines simple cable and lace patterns in an attempt to capture the ebb and flow of waves crashing against a beach. While any medium weight sock yarn will work, solid or semi-solid yarns in “water” colors are suggested to accentuate the wave pattern. Directions for a fitted heel and simple arch shaping are also provided. Smaller an...
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When I first started working on this design, I was thinking Winter Wonderland, fun things like sledding, snow angels, and hot chocolate. Then, suddenly Winter wasn’t so wonderful anymore and I was reminded of all the weather related tragedies that have occurred lately: floods, tornadoes, wild fires and now a polar vortex. As a result, I have dec...
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Even though the myth of the symbolism associated with traditional Aran stitches was thoroughly debunked by Ms. Starmore and others, I’ve chosen to play on that symbolism with this design. Anchor chain cables (symbolic of hope and tranquility), surrounded by horseshoe cables (symbolic of luck), and staggered rope cables (symbolic of fruitfulness)...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Even though the myth of the symbolism associated with traditional Aran stitches was thoroughly debunked by Ms. Starmore and others, I’ve chosen to play on that symbolism with this design. Anchor chain cables (symbolic of hope and tranquility), surrounded by horseshoe cables (symbolic of luck), and staggered rope cables (symbolic of fruitfulness)...
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Once You’ve Loved Somebody is a top down sock pattern that employs the Bavarian twisted stitch technique to tell the story of love. Traveling twisted stitches form lover’s knots and entwined hearts that flow down the leg and instep. Twisted ribbing elements continue from the leg down the heel. For this pattern, I recommend using solid or low con...
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You can have a Carnivale any day of the year with these socks on your feet. This top-down sock pattern combines simple slipped stitch zig-zag cables, coins, and beads to capture the feel of Mardi Gras. While any sock yarn will work, solid or semi-solid yarns in Mardi Gras colors (green, purple, or gold) are suggested. Carnivale has directions fo...
Knitting: Ankle Sock
Once upon a time there was a little girl who was fascinated with socks. Much to her parent’s dismay, she loved to remove her footwear and show off her pretty socks. No matter how many layers of clothing she had on or where she was, she would manage to get her shoes off and proudly shout, “See my gox!” To this day, her Dad still tells this story ...
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This pattern is based on the Wheat Sheaves stitch from Barbara Walker’s Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns (p. 138). Knit and purl stitch columns create wheat stalks that are “bundled” into sheaves with slipped stitches. Moss stitch diamonds and seed stitch columns accentuate the wheat sheave pattern.
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To Merge- to cause to combine or coalesce; unite. Rope cables travel down the sides of the leg and unite to form a reverse horseshoe cable that travels the length of the foot in this sock pattern. Suitable for a man or a woman, this pattern provides directions to knit socks in two sizes, Small (Women’s Medium/Men’s Small) and Large (Women’s Larg...
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This sock pattern was designed for my Dad who wanted a warm pair of socks to wear when he went hunting. This basic boot sock pattern uses a simple garter rib for that “thermal” look and undulating rope cables to symbolize the hunting trek itself. Directions for simple arch shaping and a fitted heel are also provided.
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This gansey style sock pattern is based on the “Celtic pattern” from Barbara G. Walker’s Charted Knitting Designs (pg. 10). Combinations of knit and purl stitches are used to “emboss” the pattern onto a plain stockinette background, therefore solid or semi-solid colored yarns are recommended for this project. Gansey style knitting creates a dens...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
This gansey style sock pattern is based on the “Celtic pattern” from Barbara G. Walker’s Charted Knitting Designs (pg. 10). Combinations of knit and purl stitches are used to “emboss” the pattern onto a plain stockinette background, therefore solid or semi-solid colored yarns are recommended for this project. Gansey style knitting creates a dens...
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This lacy sock pattern works up quickly in any fingering or sock weight yarn. Instructions provided for the sock to be knit on either size 1.5 or 2.0 needles. Requires intermediate knitting skills and the ability to read charted patterns.
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This sock pattern combines twisted knit stitches with knit and purl stitches to create a raised heart pattern with purl “windows” and mini-cables running up the sides of the leg. Requires intermediate knitting skills and the ability to read charted patterns.
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Named after my mother, this pattern combines twisted knit stitches with lace panels for an airy elegant design. Requires intermediate knitting skills and the ability to read charted patterns.