Sunday, August 19, 2012

Different Book, Different Day

It turns out that Indie Socks wasn't the book I chose from my wish list. It was Knit Socks for All Seasons by Stephanie van der Linden. It was a good choice, though. I've enjoyed the designer's sock patterns in the past so I knew that I'd like this book. It has 24 patterns divided up amoung four seasons. I think I'd like to make them all!

All of the patterns involve stitch manipulation such as cables and lace or colorwork. A beginning sock knitter might find them too challenging. A person a little bit past beginner could easily handle the simpler designs. I consider myself to be close to expert in making socks and think that some of the patterns will be really challenging. This is a Good Thing.

The patterns that jumped out at me were:

  • Colors of Provence: Anything involving Provence grabs my attention because I spent a day there once. It's fairly simple, with twisted stitch cables running down the sides and on the back of the leg. The sample uses one of Regia's Kaffe Fasset yarns. If I don't have it in my stash, I may break the yarn diet and go hunt it down.
  • Summer Meadow: These are socks that come up a little bit above the ankle and have a charming little picot edge. The body of the sock has what looks like tiny flowers all over it.
  • Christmassy: This is an elaborate sock with lots of texture and twisted stitches. This will be probably the first pattern I try.

1 comment:

Gracey is not my name.... said...

I'll have to look for it...I still consider myself a beginner, but I just love sock books...