Free pattern: Yarnscape’s Sock Recipe

Another free pattern! I’m releasing this now to celebrate Footsie being chosen as as this week’s Yarn of the Week over at Affinity Yarns!

This is my go-to recipe for basic, simple socks that fit well and stay up.  The pattern’s been almost done for months – since last year, I think?! – but the stumbling block, as ever, was photography.  Photographing your own feet is not the easiest thing in the world.

But Woody is always available to help.  I didn’t plan for him to be part of the photoshoot – but he had firm ideas of his own.

These are simple, work-a-day socks.  The cuffs are 1×1 ribbing; the leg and the top of the foot 3×1.  They use a short-row heel, and a ‘star’ toe.  I love the star toe; it’s very, very easy to work, looks pretty, fits like a dream, and doesn’t have to line up with the rest of the sock in any special way.

You can download my simple sock recipe from here – or add it to your Ravelry queue here.  Happy knitting!

90) Cold snap!

It seems everyone in the Northern hemisphere is having cold, cold weather right now.  In the UK, we have had record lows, and snow, snow, snow!!

Except where I live, in East Anglia.  It’s been cold, for sure, but barely any snow to speak of yet.  I love the snow, so I have tried to entice it here with a new hat:

This is the simplest of simple patterns.  Knit up in my own ‘Wiggle’ yarn, on 12mm needles, it’s also incredibly fast; I finished it in an afternoon of not-exactly-continuous knitting.

I’ll be writing the pattern up later this week and offering it as a free download.  And, with any luck, there’ll be a shop update, too!