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
Ready for your weekly dose of wacky, wild and whimsical Wednesdayness?
Despite having to sack my house elves this week, I have managed some me time this week. I wanted to make something that would grow quickly, not take too much brain power and would look cool with my autumn wardrobe.
A quick look on Ravelry resulted in this beautiful find, the Half Granny Square Shawl by Anastacia Zittel. It is working up really nicely. I am using Zauberball sock yarn and a 4mm crochet hook the pattern is very intuitive. Why not have a go yourself, Anastacia has very generously offered it as a free pattern. I would love to see your finished shawls, why not post a picture on my Facebook page.
In other news
Tonight is the launch of my new knitting, crochet and sewing group. I am really looking forward to meeting all my new crafty friends. We are pretty much full for tonight’s group, but there are places still available for future meetings https://bookwhen.com/knit-southend, follow the link for further details and booking information.
Katie’s cute and funny picture for this week is in keeping with crochet theme……
Enjoy the rest of your week fellow hookers and stabbers.