21 November 2015

GAL2015 – Top Ten Patterns for Feet

Today is the second day of giftalong2015 and I thought I'd do another accessories round up, this time going over the sock patterns.
I've been knitting for somewhere around 25 years now but was always a little scared of knitting socks (even though I've watched my grandma tackle pair after pair with ease). For something rather small, there's a lot going on in a sock pattern. Once you figure out the construction, however, they become very intuitive and indeed easy to make. And you really can't beat a hand knitted sock in winter.

Laurelhurst by Star Athena is a striped sock that's topped with a little lace cuff. I quite like the mirrored vertical column on each side to make sure that the stripes don't jog!

(c) Star Athena 

Calcareous by Hunter Hammersen feature a bold cable design that moves naturally into the foot. 
© Hunter Hammersen
Sybaritic is another gorgeous sock by Hunter. I love the playful stray leaf pushing its way towards your toes!
© Hunter Hammersen

She also has an adorable slipper pattern knitted in two colours of Worsted weight. Hunter cleverly worked the rib pattern move around the toes of Quiescent slippers, almost wrapping the stitches around them.
© Hunter Hammersen

Corbusier Socks by Sarah Jordan are elegant and straight forward. The ribbing flows into the main stitch pattern rather nicely.
© Knitscene/Harper Point

Robin Red Socks by Virginia Sattler-Reimer are a lacy pair with a little vertical panel running along the side.
(c) Virginia Sattler-Reimer 

At a first glance the vertical panel in Wenceslas by Ann Kingstone looked as though it was done as intarsia, but it's actually embroidered on after the socks are finished! I love the look (and the no hassle of carrying extra balls of yarn) and imagine they'll make a very quick Christmas gift! 
© Susan Campbell 

On Cloud Nine by Jo Torr are gorgeous. The cables that begin at the toe open up to expose a bit of lace and close shut again towards the cuff.
© Three Irish Girls 

Twisted stitches almost add another dimension to these celtic-looking cables, tightening them and making them pop. Gossamer Arbor by Rich Ensor are absolutely brilliant! 
© Richard Ensor

And last but not least is the Ardelis sock by Corrina Ferguson. I love the delicate lace pattern spiralling down its leg. It looks like it'll work fabulously in a hand dyes or a solid yarn.
(c) picnicknits 


My own patterns available through the giftalong are available, at a discount, over here until November 27th.

The Sine sock is worked from the cuff down in the round. As the name suggests, the twisted stitch pattern draws its inspiration from a damped sinusoidal wave and naturally transitions from a wider repeat into a narrow repeat as the pattern progresses.


  1. Replies
    1. You're most welcome! It's a great looking sock!

  2. Thanks for the post, my socks are in some amazing company!

    1. So many fab patterns to keep our feet warm :-)


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