Saturday, February 24, 2007

ASHES - new free pattern!







Now you can find this sock pattern on my Free Pattern blog, link on the side bar.







As I said, I've ripped out the Montgolfiere (two color slip stitch knitting), because they were too big. I did stop at the ribbing and couldn't frog it all. So I was picking up the stitches and thought, what else I could do with this yarn ....
ASHES was the outcome. Naturally, because I loved the heel of the Shapely Sandal Socks, I had to try it out on my own terms, and I think it came out nice. Of course I realize, there are many socks out there, which were knit that way, but it was new for me.
The stitch pattern is a slip stitch pattern (again), but with only one color, duh, and sooo easy. The columns look a little like cables and it's lacy too, with little, purposeful wholes.
I've enjoyed knitting with the almost uni color. Not getting tired of the multicolored yarns, but still, it's restful to knit with simpler stuff. I've got some uni colored sock yarn in my stash and will dig them out shortly.
I've knit them in size 9, for Hannah and they fit perfectly. I still make mistakes Kitchener stitching the toe stitches together and ripping that out is always a pain, but with tongue in cheek, I did it. Very satisfying!
Well, off to the weekend now, ups, it's half over already! ;o)


Don't believe his innocent look! Sam was chasing Biko around the balcony, when I called him, and he stopped short, looking all nice for the camera! He's a bad boy really! ;o)

16 comments:

Emily said...

Oooh great pattern! I love solid yarns - they really show off an interesting stitch pattern.

Nanette said...

The socks are terrific - I love the way the pattern extends down the heel.

I think Sam looks like an angel! I'm sure he's never been a bad boy in his life. LOL

Chrissy said...

I love how the cable goes down the heel. Theat's a really great idea. Awesome socks!

monica said...

Great looking socks. Love the pattern. Sam look so sweet, how could he possibly be a bad boy?

Kris said...

Awsome socks! What a nice picture of Sam, his expression is great.

LadyLungDoc said...

Those are great! You ARE going to write up the pattern, aren't you?

hakucho said...

Beautiful socks! I love that stitch pattern :)

happy knitting :)

Pat said...

Beautiful gray socks - that is such a pretty pattern that solid yarn is the only way to go! (I like the basic gray with that bright rug!)

tammy said...

Excellent socks! And a beautiful dog too. :)

Dipsy said...

Oh, these socks are absolutely beautiful - what an amazing pattern, and it looks so great how the pattern goes down the heel. Great!
And what a cute pic of Sam, he looks so absolutely sweet and innocent! ;)

Melissa said...

Love them!!

Jodi said...

Your socks look beautiful! I love the pattern detail on the heel. They would look great with clogs as well as sandals.

Carrie K said...

He's not supposed to be chasing! Bad dog! Bad dog! But dang, cute dog.

Those socks are great! I like the cabling.

simply patti said...

I am in awe

awe....

seriously, I knit lots of afghans and scarves but I really really want to learn to knit in the round and make my own socks...

You rock!

Violiknit said...

Wow, congrats on another fantastic pattern! I can't wait to try these! Sam is soooo cute.

meg said...

love the socks!!!