Nicole Simmons

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Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
If you share my love of tiny cables, these are the socks for you. The softer outer cables and smaller, spikier inner ones remind me of the rounded branches and spiny leaves of a monkey puzzle tree.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Inspired by a stoneware jug I saw a picture of, these socks combine very simple stranded colourwork with just enough texture to keep things interesting.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
When I was younger I used to enjoy testing my wits against the puzzles in the Encyclopedia Brown stories by Donald Sobol. Sally Kimball, Encyclopedia’s bodyguard and partner in his detective agency, was “the prettiest girl in the fifth grade and the best athlete.” The lace and cable pattern on these socks reminds me of Sally because it’s both p...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
My great-grandmother Elina was the first person who knit socks for me, so it seemed fitting to name some socks after her. I hope she would have liked these ones.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
A combination of horizontal and vertical stranded techniques is an easy way to add a pop of colour to cozy ribbed socks - no intarsia or duplicate stitch required. Choose one of five provided charts or create your own.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Cheerful slipped-stitch pumpkins add a touch of whimsy to the legs of these socks. Wavy cables in the ribbed portion keep the knitting interesting and gently suggest vines.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Fold-over ribbed cuffs help keep these on little feet and slipped-stitch pumpkins add some seasonal fun.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Sometimes it takes very little of a second colour to have a big impact. A small section of slipped-stitch cables, great for using up a mini-skein or leftover yarn, provides some interest on the leg. Waffle rib for the rest of the sock makes for a relaxed knit and a comfortable fit.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Bubbly lace flows neatly into ribbing at the heel, toe, and cuff of these breezy warm-weather socks.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Someone pointed out to me after I knit these that the cables look a bit like a backbone, which suits them well because a backbone is just what it takes to stand up to our windy winters. Slipped stitches hide the jog in the stripes and highlight the cable pattern.