I have some exciting news – my second third-party-published pattern (my first ever was my Lilah Shawl) is out! It also happens to be my very first print published pattern! Check out page 24 in your copy of November 2014-January 2015 Cast On Magazine — see someone’s name there?? That’s my pattern!! Squee!
I’m really happy with these socks – they’re called Leaf &Trellis socks. The yarn is Anzula Dreamy, and it sure was dreamy to work with! These socks have a neat story. They actually began several years ago, in 2008. They were one of my very first designs – done during a ‘Design Your Own’ challenge month in the group Sock Knitter’s Anonymous on Ravelry. The original design was a bit clunky and I wasn’t very happy with it. I actually tried too hard and made them too complicated!) So the design sat on the back burner for years and years. I dug them out recently and refined the design and was just about to self publish them, when a Master Knitter friend of mine encouraged me to submit them to Cast On (this was just as I was finishing up level 3 myself.) So I did, and they were accepted! I was over the moon – and lots of lovely things were happening at the same time- like becoming a Master Knitter myself, and getting asked to serve on the committee, and they were all wrapped up in a lot of wonderful feelings. 🙂 So, anyway, that’s the story behind these socks. I hope you like them!
These aren’t quite as exciting, but I’ve also just self-published a pattern for some beginner’s socks. These are called “Not So Beginner’s Socks” because they are meant to be a step up from my worsted weight Beginner’s Socks pattern. The pattern is for a pair of plain cuff-down socks done in fingering weight yarn, with very helpful instructions and hand-holding as you knit them.
You can find them on Ravelry, (and also listed here under my patterns for purchase page) they are $4.00 for the pdf download. As a thank you to my readers, I’m going to give away 25 copies of the pattern! Use the coupon Code ‘EasySocks’ during checkout via Ravelry and get it free! (Or click this link to go directly to the purchase page!)
(Coupon is good until end of day November 22nd, or until 25 have been used.)
I’ll post again soon to show you my current WiP – a Hitofude cardigan – I’m in love with it and can’t wait until it’s done!