Monday, 17 October 2011

Socktober Continues...

So here is my second sock pattern to be released in October: John Huston - The Tarnished Hero

You can buy the pattern directly from The Sanguine Gryphon here. The sample is knit with their Eidos sock yarn, it's a delight to knit with and the colours are stunning!


The design is inspired by decoration on military uniforms from the 40s and 50s, with a twisted stitch cable motif and alternate knit and purl textures inside the arrow shapes. They are practical but interesting and can be worn by men and women. They are a tribute to my Grandfather who was in the Royal Air Force during this period. Remaining pictures of him in his pristine uniform without a hair out of place have influenced the clean, crisp lines in this sock design.


That's my Grandad Arthur on the left, releasing this pattern has been a bit emotional for me, which has caught me by surprise!

I really lovely knitting these and they are really versatile - the rib sections mean they are really stretchy and hug the leg for a really good fit. I always think socks for men have to be interesting to knit - big feet = lots of knitting!

The whole collection of Film Noir inspired patterns are fantastic - I wish I had time to knit myself a dress!


  1. They are great! I love designs with a story. :)

  2. Those chevrons up the sides are wonderful. These are going on my sock to-do list for sure. :)

  3. Your sock designs are really excellent. This one is so different front the last one but I love it. Simple and elegant but not boring at all. Tippety top!

  4. I missed this post somehow...
    CONGRATS on this pattern! Love the inspiration behind it.