Saturday, August 22, 2009

A sock of my own design

I've knit five whole pairs of socks now. And already I'm trying to design a pair.

You'd think I'd stick with the traditional top-down, slip-stitch heel, pick a stitch pattern from a book and go with it kind of sock design.

Heck no.

I'm borrowing from the Riverbed architecture in Cat Bordhi's New Pathways book. And I haven't knitted a Riverbed sock yet. I'm applying a stitch pattern called "sand" from a vintage stitch pattern book. Not sure what the heel will look like yet.

Over-confident much?

Aw, nothing ventured, nothing gained. We'll see how Sand in My Socks comes out. Here it is at the start. The yarn is Poem Sock by Wisdom Yarns. A bit thick 'n thin for my tastes, but the colors are nice.

If it comes out well, I'll post the pattern.


Katie said...

Lookin' forward to it!

Nalamienea said...

I admire you for taking the chance. :)

Knitgirlll06 said...

Will be following your progress.

Megan said...

the colors are gorgeous. can't wait to see how they turn out.

adrienne said...

Sounds like fun :) I'm not much of a sock knitter (that book of which you speak, I think it ruined socks for me!), but I look forward to seeing the socks when they're done!

DrChopSuey said...

Can't wait to see the FO!


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