Socks have been my creative passion since 2009: they are the perfect size canvas for experimenting with pattern and texture, both for me as a designer and you as a knitter. In this collection of beaded knits, I have created patterns that really show off how beads accentuate lace, cables, eyelets and twisted stitches, as well as including instructions for my favourite method of beading – which also happens to be the simplest.
“I completed these as a test knit, my socks are normally self patterning with only basic stitch patterns so I wondered if it would be outside my comfort zone. The pattern was well written and knitters up relatively quickly, once going was able to memorise the stitch pattern. There are a lot of ktb’s in the pattern but these make the design really stand out”. Anne1962 – Ravelry
For me, adding beads to a design is an elegant way to give the knitting an extra embellishment that complements the shapes of the stitches and the tones of the yarn. You can choose to forgo the beads in these designs, but they are the cherry on a very delicious slice of cake.
I chose to use Eden Cottage yarns simply because of their beautiful colours. These muted shades come from a soothing, Sunday-perfect palette and the gorgeous yarn blends, with silk and cashmere, are a treat for the fingers – and soon for your toes.
Music is my constant companion, sometimes as a joyful escape into the thrills of live gigs, but more often as the soundtrack to my creativity and relaxation. While I was designing these socks, I imagined the perfect lazy Sunday: taking a bit of time to unwind, listen to your favourite music, and do just as you please: exactly the kind of afternoon the Small Faces captured in their lyrics.
All five patterns are written for a wide variety of sizes and have full page charts for your convenience. I have also included charts (as well as written instructions) for the cuffs.
“These were a quick fun knit and adding the beads makes them have just the right amount of sparkle!” – CrunchyMamaKnits – Instagram
If you would like to read more about the individual patterns you can do so on my Ravelry pages here..
So pour yourself a cuppa, put a record on and I hope you will enjoy knitting yourself some simply indulgent socks.