The sculptural stitch pattern combined with the hand-painted yarn, creates these stunning socks. Curving lines of twisted stitches form the stylised flower heads on these pretty socks. The stitch pattern flows neatly down from the twisted rib cuff, and continues along the front of the foot.
The yarn from Old Maiden Aunt is a blend of superwash merino, cashmere and nylon and is dreamily soft.
The pattern is written for two sizes to fit foot circumference 22 (25) cm.
You can find Teasel inside issue 90 of The Knitter magazine. I would love to see pictures of your finished projects.
Autumn has well and truly arrived in my corner of the UK. I love the autumn, the colours, the smell, the lack of sun cream and need for knitwear…….
If you are taking part in Socktober and looking for a little bit of a sock challenge can I tempt you with my latest pattern in The Knitter Magazine (issue 89)? These pretties are worked from the cuff down with some cable detail and a little beading. The heel is an afterthought heel, which works beautifully, not interrupting the flow of the Zauberball yarn and it’s gently transitioning colours.
The pattern is written for two sizes, to fit foot circumference 23.5 (25) cm.
- Beading with a crochet hook
- Twisted ribbing
- Zauberball 4ply sock yarn
- 2.75mm needles (or size to obtain gauge)
- 0.6mm crochet hook
- size 6/0 seed beads
- cable needle
- stitch markers
The Rhoswen Socks
These delicately styled socks were featured in The Knitter Issue 83. I was delighted to be able to work with Eden Cottage yarns for this design, the photos do not do the yarn justice it is so beautifully soft, yet strong with a wonderful sheen that works so well with the tiny beads.
The pattern will be available in multiple sizes a little later in the year, to purchase from my Ravelry store.
If you are new to beading, you will love this method of beading with a crochet hook. You will soon be adding beads to everything (trust me it is addictive).
The yarn is Hayton 4ply from Eden Cottage and beads are Debbie Abrahams (mink).
I would as always love to see pictures of your finished projects on my Facebook or Ravelry pages.
Meet Bellona, I designed these fingerless mittens for The Knitter magazine and they were featured in issue 77. The beaded fleur de lis catch the light beautifully as the Debbie Abrahams beads nestle down in the scrumptious Sparkleduck Spirit yarn.
The mittens are worked in the round and the beads are added using the crochet hook method. No having to thread hundreds of beads onto your yarn before you start! These mittens would make a great addition to your wardrobe anytime of year.
It is never too early to start preparing for Christmas, is it? I know I hear you screaming at me. But I really wanted to share these with you. These were also featured in The Knitter issue 77. They are a great project to develop both your beading and your Fair Isle skills.
I hope you can forgive my indulgence in sharing Christmas projects in February and that you will share your finished projects with me on my Facebook page.
Happy Knitting x