Summer break knits: Socks!

After winning a great pattern called On Stranger Tides by Lara Smoot from the Peacefully Knitting blog (I highly recommend both), I have been inspired to explore socks! I’ve knit a few pairs in the past, but there is something especially inviting about the size of this type of project in these hot summer months. I also thought it would be the perfect opportunity to get a head start on some Christmas presents – who wouldn’t enjoy a beautiful pair of hand knit socks?

I’ve already knit the two patterns below and vouch for the beauty of the socks and the quality of the instructions:

On Strangers Tides by Lara Smoot – keep an eye out for another great pattern she has in the works too!
Cadence Socks by verybusymonkey

Here is a round up of a few more patterns I’ve found on Ravelry that I plan to give a try:

Treetop Socks by Heidi M. Scheppmann
Magic Mirror by Jeannie Cartmel
Mermaid by BarGie

Do you have a favorite sock pattern? Feel free to share it in the comments!

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Updated Knit Pattern: Herringbone Rib Fingerless Gloves

After may interruptions, I have finally completed the update to the Herringbone Rib fingerless gloves. I did knit them again, but decided to stick to the original photography because the colors show the pattern better than the darker yarn I used this time around, though the finished products are very pretty and perfect for fall. I am excited to have included a full pattern chart for the glove body and gusset increases, which I think help visualize what is happening in a way that is easier to follow than just reading the pattern. I hope you enjoy!

Buy it on Etsy for $3.50
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Bonus: here are some pictures of the new gloves I knit to test the pattern.

Prints: Untitled (Summer)

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Just in time for summer, I’ve completed two new editions that revel in pure, sugary, pop colors. Fun? Carefree? Maybe. But after a dreary spring, it was all I could do to channel the sunny rays that were surely hiding just over the horizon.

The first edition is printed up in a combination of sea foam and radiant orange. The second features a rich magenta paired with a shimmering metallic yellow-gold.

Let us know how you like them. Both versions will be available in the shop shortly.