Wednesday, March 04, 2009
New Book Contribution; Socks for Norman
I'm pleased to announce that two of my designs have been featured in the new book "Tops and Toes"
I've got a nice simple pair of socks in a self-striping yarn, and then a pair of men's socks in what I think is rather a clever design.
I knit a lot of socks, and I have lot of leftover sock yarn. And I tend to end up with lots of bits of self-patterning yarn. They're hard to use up, but my "Fancy Fair Isle" design uses (what I think is) a nifty trick to allow you to play with them...
who says you have to work Fair Isle with solid colours?
As seen on Norman's feet, my Fancy Fair Isle socks... I worked the leg in stranded Fair Isle using the plain grey yarn and a self-patterning yarn. The resulting effect hits that sweet spot of coloured-not-too-much, interesting-but-not-too-much, and different-but-not-too-much that makes them fun but entirely wearable for even the most colour-adverse of men. (Because 90% of socks knitters agree that their male partners seem to only like plain dark socks....)