Wednesday, March 25, 2015

New(-ish) Pattern: Walking on Sunshine

I'm very happy to announce the availability of my Walking on Sunshine sock pattern. (The inspiration for the name? Well, it's a wavy cable, and a sunshiney colour... Children of the 1980s will immediately recognize it. Others will just be amused by the terribly dated video.)

This is actually an update of an old pattern I designed for the sadly-no-more VanDerRock yarns.

We've reworked it, update the pattern write up to my current standards and created easier-to-work from charts. It comes in three sizes for adult women - foot circumferences 7 1/4 (7 3/4, 8 1/4), to be worn with the usual inch or so of negative ease. The pattern is written for DPNs, magic loop or 2 circulars, as you prefer.

I've used Indigodragonfly's fantastic sock yarn, in one of her trademark crazy colours "Dawn's in Trouble, it Must Be Tuesday". (Kim always has just what I need. Last month I asked her for yarn the colour and texture of a shark, and not only could she do it, but it's a standard colourway.)

I love all-over cabled socks, and I ran the cables right down into the heel flap, too.

Need a slightly toothy but not crazy-making sock pattern to brighten up the dull days of March?

Need something to test out your new sunglasses with?

Available through the usual sources: Ravelry, Patternfish and LoveKnitting.

Fantastic photos taken by Gillian Martin, and thanks to Keri Williams for tech editing.

1 comment:

ruth said...

Wow, now THAT is an antidote to these grey, rainy days! Thanks for a wonderful pattern.