TTL News & A New Sock Pattern
Check out the Never Not Knitting podcast this week. I'm thrilled to share a knitting story with Alana's listeners. Dancing Ewe Yarns is offering a discount on Blue Sky Alpaca Yarns for Never Not Knitting listeners. This is a great opportunity to stock up on Blue Sky Melange and Sport Weight for Ida's Kitchen! There's also a contest to win copies of my Ida's Kitchen & Washington Square patterns. Listen to the podcast for details.
So who is going to Vogue Knitting Live? I can't wait. I've signed up for a class with Cat Bordhi. Cat is highly innovative in her approach to knitting design. I'm excited to have the opportunity to learn from her. I'll also spend time with my friends from Down Cellar - booths 1601, 1603 & 1502. I'll be there with my patterns and samples on Saturday from 11-12:00 & Sunday from 12:00-1:00. Please stop by to say "hello" & check out Down Cellar's amazing selection of yarns.
Several months ago I designed Ilsa's Socks for the Yarn 4 Socks Club. I was delighted to work with Wendee from Hazel Knits and her beautiful yarn again. The theme of the Month was Casablanca. Inspired by Moroccan spice markets Wendee came up with an exquisite colorway - Rick's Cognac. In a nod to the Moroccan theme I gave Ilsa's Socks sumptuous cables and delicate beading at the cuff.
The back of the leg features a simpler cable and a ribbed heel flap.
Ilsa's socks are now available to everyone.
Sizes: One Size
Measurements: 7.5” circumference at foot and leg, relaxed. The foot length is customizable.
Gauge: 35 sts and 48 rows = 4” in “Bergman’s” cable pattern
Yarn: Hazel Knits Artisan Sock, 90% superwash merino, 10% nylon,
400 yards per 125 gram skein, Color: Rick’s Cognac, 1 skein
Needles: US 1 (2.25mm) 32 or 40” circular or size to obtain gauge
Additional Materials: 36 6/0 “E” beads, sewing needle that will fit through the hole in the beads, sewing thread, Stitch Markers, Tapestry Needle, Cable Needle
Price: $6.00 US