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Two, Two, Two Socks in One

July 1, 2010

Much of my recent quietness on the blog has been due to a mad flurry of designing lately. Between pattern writing, managing test knits, knitting, editing and all the million other little things that go along with designing, I simple haven’t had time to write. The good news is that there will be a number of new patterns appearing on these pages in the coming weeks.

I will introduce you to the most recent additions to my pattern catalog now.

Aragorn Sock

This sock is the final piece in the Aragorn collection that I have been working on for several months. This deceptively easy but bold lace and cable pattern is masculine enough for the Aragorn in your life, without being dull to knit. It looks great knit in a more feminine color too. It’s a perfect match for the Aragorn Scarf, Aragorn Fingerless Gloves and Aragorn Hat.

The sock is knit from the toe up utilizing an increased toe and a clever reversed gusset heel. Suitable for intermediate knitters, the pattern uses simple lace techniques and basic twisted stitches. You will need to know basic toe up sock techniques, in particular a toe up cast on. The heel instructions are included in the pattern. There is a accompanying tutorial on my blog that explains working the twisted stitches without a cable needle. Pattern instructions are written. No charts included at this time.

Special thanks to Colin Andersson for allowing me to modify his Andersson heel for this pattern. Thank you also to Tammy, of Photography by TK Eastburn, for the lovely photos, to Christa Keltner for the knitting the sample and to Ashley, the wonder editor, for her amazing tech editing skills.


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Next, I’d like to introduce you to the first in a collection of accessories for children and adults.

Owen Sock

Owen is a simple sock adorned with two wide cables running from the toe to the cuff and up the back of the leg. The pattern is bold enough to stand up to most variegated yarns but also looks fabulous in solid colors.

The sock is knitted toe up and features a clever reverse gusset heel that doesn’t require short row wraps or picking up stitches. Pattern is suitable for advanced beginner and intermediate knitters. Knitter will need to know basic toe-up sock construction including a toe-up cast on. The heel will be explained in the pattern. Knitter will also need a knowledge of basic knowledge of cables. As there are few cable twists in the pattern and the stitches are well explained, this pattern could be suitable as a first cable pattern for the fearless knitter. The pattern contains fully written instructions with a supplementary chart for the cable pattern. The pattern is quick to knit and would make an excellent gift sock as it looks much more difficult than it really is. The matching Owen hat, as well as Evan, the infant/child version of this pattern, will both be available soon.


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I’ve been having fun reading all the comments on my vacation post. I did want to clarify one little detail for the contest. You don’t have to have seen these places in person to enter the contest. If you get your answers from Google, that is fine too. Happy searching.

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