Sorry. Years in newspapers have left me a sucker for a pun.
ANYWAY, just a wee note to say I have another design in the new issue of The Knitter. Greedy I know! More to do with me missing a deadline for the previous issue than a desire to get two patterns in at once.
The Thistle socks are knitted in Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock, and have a bold angular motif (adapted from a Hitomi Shida stitch pattern in Couture Knits 250) which should show up well even on heavily variegated sock yarn. They’re designed to be a bit more androgynous than your average sock, so I’ve included a big size if you fancy knitting them for your fella for Christmas (am I allowed to say the C word yet?).
The design uses a twisted cable, which you can make without a cable needle, and the stitch pattern is pretty intuitive – I didn’t need a chart after the first repeat. So a good one for the bus/ train if you’re a commuter like me.
The pattern is mirrored across the left and right sock, which took a lot of brain hurty maths to figure out. I have a new found respect for Cookie A after designing these! (Although I always thought she was pretty great).
The new issue of The Knitter is out Monday. Just sayin’.
Have a great weekend.
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