I am delighted, very happy, most relieved, to release the pattern for Mary, Mary today!
This is fun, feminine design inspired by the nursery rhyme “Mary Mary Quite Contrary”. The main motif on this sock reflects “silver bells”, while delicate mock cabling along the sides are the “cockle shells”. The use of softly coloured yarn from Circus Tonic Handmade contributes to the overall delicate look of this pattern.
This particular version uses the Western Whipbird colourway. As you’ll know, I also knitted versions in the Galah colourway:
and in Vintage Purls (I think it was called Whisper of Doubt, if I remember correctly):
I’m very happy with how these socks have ultimately turned out.
They are definitely one of my favourite designs!
Many thanks also to my test knitter for her feedback on the pattern.
I want to thank readers for your patience in having to wait so long for this pattern. I am offering this pattern at 50% off for the next three days (until 20 April 2016) (regular price is going to be NZ$5). You don’t need a code – the discount will apply automatically. Download here.
There are also going to be opportunities to receive a free copy of this pattern. Hang tight while I work out the details!