Friday, November 01, 2013

When Travelling Through Space And Time

It's good to be well-dressed and warm if you're going on a journey. These might be just what you need.

Socks.  Toe-up knee socks.
The pattern is worked toe-up, and written for DPNs, Magic Loop and 2 circulars, as you prefer. Four sizes, finished foot circumferences 7 to 8.5 inches, fitting teens to XL women's.  A variation for calf-length socks is included, too.

Six colors, in rather fetching stripes.  The kit of Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock contains special half skeins of the yarn - enough to make a pair of knee socks, or a two pairs of mid-calf socks, one pair for you, one pair for your companion. Or if you have full skeins, you can make two pairs of knee socks, and four pairs of mid-calf socks.

(Thanks to Claude La Rue for the excellent photos.)

And a Scarf.
Suitably long: 7 inches wide by over 80 inches! With tassels, naturally. 

Pattern uses about 90yds of each of six colors from Lorna's Laces Shepherd Bulky. A kit is available from your favorite Lorna's retailers contains special 3/4 skeins, just enough to make the scarf. Full-size skeins will make it even longer.

Pattern available for $5 here.

(Many thanks to Amanda Jarvis and her adorable hubby for the photography.)

Or a Shawl.  
If your lifestyle requires a more ladylike or subtle homage to your favourite traveller, perhaps the Bigger on the Inside Shawl? Free pattern on Knitty; uses two skeins of Lorna's Solemate Sock Yarn.

1 comment:

KCarney said...

This is such a great idea! I took a class at Vogue Knitting Live in Chicago this weekend with Beth Casey who mentioned these new kits--can't wait to see 'em!
(P.S. Hope you'll be back next year!)