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


Kasbah Faux Fair Isle Sock Pattern, now available

I have a new pattern for sale this week,  Kasbah!  These little beauties combine my knitting loves in one easy to work, portable project that uses up those left overs of self patterning sock yarn.

kasbah faux fair isle socks

Worked from the cuff down this simple sock pattern has Fair Isle bands of easy peasy colour work (because the self patterning yarn is doing all the work for you).  The chart is only worked on the leg and foot, so you don’t have to contend with colour work and shaping in the same round.

kasbah faux fair isle socks

What you will need:

  • 100g plain fingering weight (4 ply) sock yarn
  • 25g self patterning fingering weight sock yarn
  • 2.5mm dpns

The socks fit average women’s – small men’s feet.  You could always experiment with the needle size if you need them a little larger.

kasbah faux fair isle socks

You can buy the pattern from Ravelry, Craftsy or Folksy.

kasbah faux fair isle socks

I would love to see your finished socks on my Facebook page.

Remember that Bleedin' Sock Yarn?

Way way back in August I told you my tale of woe,  about how I have left my wet sock on the blockers over night and woke to find what looked like a ‘sock massacre’.  Okay,  I maybe prone to over exaggeration but it was a tiny bit on the traumatic scale.  If you missed it you can reacquaint yourself with the full story here.

I can now reveal the rest of the sock to you.  Introducing Elska,  Scandi style socks that will warm your feet, with their stranded colour work.  Giving you nice thick snuggly socks and, with a cute couple holding hands they will warm your heart too.  They are featured in Let’s Knit Magazine which goes on sale later this week.

scandi holding hands socks feet up lets knit magazine

The socks are worked from the top down with no patterning on the heel or the instep making them a nice introduction to Fair Isle sock knitting.

scandi holding hands socks crossed lets knit magazine

You can buy your copy of Let’s Knit magazine from the App Store to download.  The morale of the story…… always dry your socks flat!