Today marks the beginning of a new adventure in my designing career. I have been designing for over seven years now and have been very fortunate to have over 250 designs published in the UK knitting magazines. But today I am taking my first steps in the big wide world of self publishing. I have republished a number of patterns where the rights have reverted to me. But starting from scratch with a self published design, getting it ‘out there’ as they say is very much new to me.
I like to learn new skills and push myself, self publishing is proving to be a great driving force to learn new things, and learn new things at speed! Pattern layout, page design, photography, copy writing, test knitting, tech editing, promotion and mailing lists, yes they keep you busy. I have found that other designers are wonderful generous human beings who are happy to help and share their knowledge and I don’t think I could have got this far with out their help.
My first self published pattern is….. Lacy Leftovers.
These easy going cuff down socks are just perfect for using up those tiny balls of left over sock yarn, even those highly variegated ones, the ones that you are never quite sure what to do with! The simple two row repeating lace pattern, is both written and charted and the ‘ribbed’ nature of the fabric makes getting a good fit effortless.
The pattern is written in five sizes, to cater from older children to the man in your life. Dare I say these socks would make fantastic thrifty knitted gifts.
The pattern has been tech edited and test knit, please check out the other projects to see just how differently other people have used their leftovers. Some have used only one skein of variegated or striped yarn. Whilst others have combined a solid colour with variegated for stunning results.
Now you can truly indulge your sock knitting passion, using every last scrap of yarn (and not a sock yarn blanket in sight).
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I would love to see your finished sock over in my Ravelry Group