I'm excited to report it is my first cover project as well:
Yes, by the barcode in the very corner, but I'll take it -- whoo hoo! The reason we haven't discussed this yet is I was waiting for the copies to show up at Barnes & Noble, yet for some reason we never received this issue. Hence, I never blogged about it because I couldn't find a copy anywhere. It is in issue 36, May 2011.
Special thanks to Lorna's Laces for the yarn, Shepherd Sock, the fabulous workhorse of sock yarn that never disappoints. With 80% merino and 20% nylon, it is soft and yet still has wonderful stitch definition. Aqua is the official color name of this spunky blue that made me happy the whole time I knit these socks.
This four row eyelet pattern is super easy and I tell you, you will have these socks off the needles in no time. I know we rarely say "socks" and "speedy" in the same sentence when the yarn is a true sock weight, but these will truly fly. Perfect gift socks for those you have been trying to squeeze in a hand knitted pair but, frankly, life keeps getting in the way.
Worked from the cuff down in the round, these socks have a slip stitch heel and Kitchener stitch finishes the toes.
Length is easily adjustable and directions are given in the pattern to work to your specific needs.
Gauge is 7.5 stitches and 10.5 rows in 1" of fabric using stockinette stitch.
A set of four double pointed needles are needed in whatever size gets gauge.
These are designed to fit snugly so the eyelet pattern pops accordingly. There are 2 sizes, 7" and 7.5" leg/foot circumferences to fit up to 8.5" and 9" leg/foot circumference. I am usually an 8.5 (or 9) shoe size and the 7.5" circumference stretches to fit me perfectly at 9" for my foot and 9.5" above my ankle.
Now it is available for download, so all is well. The pattern is $4.95 and you receive the exact layout pages of the magazine which looks quite dashing, if I do say so myself, and includes many pix. Click the button below and you are on your way to happy socks. As always, thanks for your support.