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Knitting is Easy, Design is Hard

March 20, 2008

The craziness hasn’t stopped around here. One day it’s 75o the next day is it is 35o. I love springtime in the south. Always a surprise. I have been knitting like crazy but don’t have any completed objects to show you right now. One reason is that most of the things I am working on are still in progress. Another reason is that the few things that I have completed haven’t been photographed yet. But the main reason for that is that I have also been spending time lately naming designs and writing patterns. I have a couple of things nearly ready to post but I thought I would share what I do have ready.

I have discovered that I am really not very talented at naming patterns. I have tried a dozen names out for my sock and I still don’t know if I am happy with it but my sock does have a name. May I present to you
Climbing Lace Sock

I have finally completed writing out the pattern for my first sock design. I have a totally knew respect for sock designers. It is far easier to knit a new design than it is to write the pattern so someone else can follow it. And I realize this instant that with all the work that I put into the pattern, I forgot to include the stinking gauge which happens to be 8 stitches per inch. Oh well, I guess I cannot be perfect all the time.

So if you are interested in having a pattern for my first sock design, you may download the pattern here.

A word of warning, the pattern has not been test knit but Hey, it’s a free pattern. If you find an error, please let me know so I can correct it. Hope you enjoy.

ETA: Pattern Errata
The gauge was not included in the pattern – it should be 8 stitches per inch and 12 rows per inch. There is an error on Row 1 of the Leg pattern. The first K11 should be K7 so that the lace pattern will be centered. As soon as my friend Kimberly finishes knitting it so we are sure that we have all the mistakes, I will upload a corrected copy but in the mean time you have all the corrections that I know about.

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10 Comments leave one →
  1. Kay permalink
    March 21, 2008 6:27 am

    Thanks for the pattern, Tabitha. It’s very pretty and I know writing a pattern is not a simple task.

  2. Kay permalink
    March 21, 2008 6:27 am

    Thanks for the pattern, Tabitha. It’s very pretty and I know writing a pattern is not a simple task.

  3. devinsong permalink
    March 21, 2008 10:52 am

    These are gorgeous, Tabitha! The lace panels are so elegant, and yet it’s not too fancy for everyday wear. I’m bookmarking it for future reference!

  4. devinsong permalink
    March 21, 2008 10:52 am

    These are gorgeous, Tabitha! The lace panels are so elegant, and yet it’s not too fancy for everyday wear. I’m bookmarking it for future reference!

  5. Suna permalink
    March 25, 2008 1:34 pm

    I looked it over and think you did fine on the pattern–I was looking for something fun that would work with a particular yarn I have, and this might do it! I’ve been writing patterns lately and agree it’s harder than it looks.

  6. Suna permalink
    March 25, 2008 1:34 pm

    I looked it over and think you did fine on the pattern–I was looking for something fun that would work with a particular yarn I have, and this might do it! I’ve been writing patterns lately and agree it’s harder than it looks.

  7. Julie permalink
    March 26, 2008 10:55 am

    I understand what you mean about designing patterns. I like to create my own sock and have started to write patterns for them because people would ask for the pattern once I show off my socks. It is a little fustrating trying to make sure the readers understand the instructions you write.

  8. Julie permalink
    March 26, 2008 10:55 am

    I understand what you mean about designing patterns. I like to create my own sock and have started to write patterns for them because people would ask for the pattern once I show off my socks. It is a little fustrating trying to make sure the readers understand the instructions you write.

  9. Lindy permalink
    March 26, 2008 10:56 am

    They are so pretty! I like the name.

  10. Lindy permalink
    March 26, 2008 10:56 am

    They are so pretty! I like the name.

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