Teasel, possibly my favourite sock design to date

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.

Teasel socks Jane burns knit

The yarn from Old Maiden Aunt is a blend of superwash merino, cashmere and nylon and is dreamily soft.

Teasel socks Jane burns knitThe 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.

Happy Knitting,

jane burns

 

A new adventure begins with the launch of Lacy Leftovers Socks

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.

Lacy left over socks Jane burns knits

You can BUY the pattern here

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.

Lacy left over socks Jane burns knits

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).

If you would like to sign up for my newsletter, you will receive a 50% off discount code which you can use against the purchase of any of my designs, including Lacy Leftovers!

I would love to see your finished sock over in my Ravelry Group

Lacy left over socks Jane burns knits

 

 

Sweet Chestnut Socks – Enabling Alert

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.

Skills:

  • Beading with a crochet hook
  • Cabling
  • Twisted ribbing
  • k2tog
  • ssk
  • yo
  • s2kpo

Shopping list:

  • 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

Oh So Sweet Socks

Sweeeeeeeeet feet!  I designed these butterscotch coloured socks using West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4ply yarn from their Sweet Shop Collection.oh so sweet socks jane burns knit

The cable and lace design will keep those of you who have a little sock knitting experience entertained, whilst those sock veterans amongst you will whip through this intuitive pattern with great gusto.

The pattern is written in two sizes, with instructions for adjusting the foot length, with out disrupting the elegant patterning on the foot.

oh so sweet socks jane burns knit

You can find the pattern for these pretty socks inside issue 136 of Simply Knitting Magazine.

Frill Seeker – Katie's first photoshoot

Do you remember way back in March, when I was telling you all about the fantastic time Katie and I had at the Let’s Knit Magazine photoshoot?

Finally after what seems like forever I can share the pictures with you uncensored (if you know what I mean?)

frill seeker socks  jane burns

You can read all about the fun we had here…..

Issue 81 of Let’s Knit Magazine is available to download straight away.

As always I would love to see your finished socks on my Facebook Page!

Happy Knitting,

Jane & Katie X

 

Introducing Rowena & How to sew on kilt buckles tutorial

Rowena, this pretty cable Kilt cape is a delight to knit, worked in Rowan All Seasons Chunky yarn, it knits up super quick.  With its kilt strap fastening it is very on trend this season.  Rowena appears in issue 75 of Let’s Knit magazine which goes on sale on 20th December. You can download the magazine here via the Let’s Knit App.

chunky cable and lace cape
Continue reading