Today, I am excited to release the Anemone Socks pattern!
The Anemone Socks feature a simple 8 stitch repeat that is easily memorised to make this sock an engaging but easy project for commuting knitting or while watching television. A pretty eye of partridge heel gives a durable heel and complements the broderie anglaise stitch pattern.
There are two size instructions – medium and large.
This stitch pattern does not have the same number of stitches per row – the stitch count reduces in the K2tog, SKPO row before being increasing back to 64 stitches when the long stitches are made. This factor creates a sock with slightly less give than normal around the cuff, although the foot is not affected as the stocking stitch sole adds stretch.
The medium size as shown (7” cuff) weighs 85g using the specified yarn. More yarn may be needed for larger sizes depending on length of cuff knitted.
The recommended yarn weight for the medium size is a standard super twist sock yarn like Knitsch 100% merino sock yarn. In terms of other New Zealand yarns, if you have any Bleating Art, Fibre Alive, Verandah Yarns Merino Sock, Vintage Purls or Double Helix from Soft Like Kittens lurking in your stash, those yarns are also perfect for this pattern. Any of the sock yarns sold by Doespins or the alpaca sock from Happy-go-knitty are also fine. (I used the sadly discontinued Fibre Alive Merino Mania sock yarn in the Douglas colourway to knit these socks.)
Examples of similar weight (fingering) international yarns would be Koigu KPPPM, MadTosh Sock, Sokkusu “O” and Hedgehog Fibres Twist Sock (there are of course, many other alternatives!) Standard commercial sock yarns like Opal, Patons and Regia will also be the right weight.
Click here to go through to the pattern page. As I mentioned in a previous post, this pattern is free to readers (or those who are told the code!) until midnight 18 July 2014, New Zealand time. Just enter the code “DANA” in the coupon code section at checkout.
It’s also a little thank you to everyone for reading this blog, as I reach my 500th follower.