Friday, 16 March 2012

Emlyn Socks

I've got a pattern in this months Knit Now magazine; Emlyn Socks.





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This months issue of the magazine is particularly good, there are loads of great patterns - my favourite are the Bunty Mitts by Ella Austin. My grandma used to have a casserole dish with this retro print on it and I think they are really lovely, I bought the kit to make them from Skein Queen (that little owl needle gauge was too cute for me not to add it to my order!).


The Emlyn Socks have contrasting heels, toes and cuffs and a little bit of stranded colourwork, I used mini-skeins from The Knitting Goddess for the contrast colours. When I was designing these I was thinking about colourwork jumpers and vests from the 1940s, sometimes I daydream about knitting a beautiful vest like the ones the children in Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang wear but I worry about shaping and put it off, one day though....

4 comments:

  1. Lovely colors in that kit <3 and nice to see Finnish desing there too ;) - Just waiting for to see finished mitts :)

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  2. I looove the colors of the socks you designed. That bright blue is amazing! Congrats on the latest pattern :)

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  3. Ho'omaka'i Coop! I love how you're not scared of color.

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