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Epicene Sock Pattern

I am delighted to show you my lovely new sock pattern which is being released for sale tonight on Ravelry.  It’s available here. Named Epicene, it is a unisex sock pattern in four sizes:

Size 1:  Suits 1-2 years (approx 5 inch/12.75cm foot circumference)

Size 2: Suits 2-4 years (approx 5.5 inch/14cm foot circumference)

Size 3: Suits 4-7 years (approx 6 inch/15.25 foot circumference)

Size 4: Suits 8-10 years (approx 7 inch/18cm foot circumference)

The gorgeous sock shown above was knit by one of my testers, for her daughter – she dyed the yarn up herself too. Gorgeous! She took amazing photos and allowed me to use them in the pattern. 

Despite my knitting three pairs of these for my girls, my photos are nowhere near as successful. For some reason photography sessions of their feet tend to turn into giant squiggling sessions. I did manage a few shots of Miss 2 wearing her gorgeous Knitsch socks.

 This is the pretty colourway “Sunrise on Snow”, which Miss 4 looked at and said “I like that. You can knit me something with that.”  Luckily these are an economical knit, using just 30g for a calf length pair in size 1. I bought two 50g skeins, so there is plenty for a pair (or two) for Miss 4.

I also knit Miss 2 a pair in green Vintage Purls sock yarn, in the colourway Daphne.

Miss 4 was happy to squeeze into Miss 2’s pink socks for a photo

She also has a pink pair of her own already, which are in the wash…

I designed these socks to be both comfortable with an awesome fit, as well as easy to knit. They are knit from the toe up, and feature an easily memorised lace pattern.  The heel is a gusset heel, which is super simple, no heel flap and mimimal counting. 

So, look out for the pattern on Ravelry, and check back here tomorrow for a competition announcement.

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FO: Tiger Socks

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I promised Miss 3 the rest of my orange Vintage Purls sock yarn would become socks for her.  She was a little disappointed that it had to be striped with black to have enough though.  She has said she wants a pair that are “just orange” so my wee excursion into orange socks might have to be repeated some time in the future!

These toddler socks are knit toe up on magic loop, with a gusset heel. I am trying to work up a pattern to share with you, but have a few kinks to work out first – like these are about a centimetre too long. So will keep on it and let you know when I have an ultimate pattern, as these are sooo simple!

One of the ladies at knitting night was asking about stripes last night, so I promised I would show the jogs where I change colour on these socks.

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The top sock (right) is where the change over happens, the bottom (left) is the other side of the round. You can see a small jog but not a significant one, in fact it’s almost comparable with where I change needles I think.  I just wrapped the new yarn a couple of times around the old one, until it was fairly tight, and kept going with the new colour. There might be a technical name for this (complete fool’s method?) or not, I’m not sure. But my attempts at jogless jogs resulted in more of a jog so I stuck with this improvised method.

You can see the gusset heel here too – no heel flap, just gusset increases and then short rows. Very quick and satisfying and has resulted in a fairly good fit.

Now I am left contemplating the wee nugget of orange yarn and wondering if I have enough left to make a pair of tiger ears and a tail?


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