I am thrilled to show you my first design for Interweave:
These cable numbers are officially called Bowden Cable Socks (Rav page). Doesn't that sound very regal and official? (All sock pictures are copyright Interweave.)
Three sizes of this pattern make life easy for most anyone at 7.5, 8.25 and 9 inch circumferences with instructions on customizing the length. Knit from the cuff down, the cables make the fabric of these socks super stretchy.
The beginning cables transition seamlessly from the ribbing. My favorite part of these socks is the heel:
The main cables just keep right on truckin' from the leg of the sock to make the heel flap.
Working cables without a cable needle can be so handy, and these are the perfect socks to try that technique. The main cables are the classic 4 stitch cable and all those other ones winding around at the cuff are 3 stitch cables. You will have no problems at all.
The only thing better than sock knitting with sock weight yarn is sock knitting with DK weight yarn because they work up so fast without being too thick. These socks fit the bill as well because at 6 stitches per inch, these will happily clicking off your needles.
The yarn for these socks is one I hadn't worked with before: Merino DK from String Theory, color Eureka, with a whopping 280 yards per skein in this luxurious superwash yarn. It is a high-quality multi-ply yarn, sproingy with incredible hand-dyed colors:
Here are a couple more patterns from the issue to whet your appetite:
Best of all? There are FIVE designs for only $7.99 in this issue of Sockupied available here!! A sock knitter's dream for sure. Sockupied is an e-mag of Interweave's and I was pleasantly surprised how much info is in this delightful e-mag. I hope you will be pleasantly surprised as well if you haven't purchased it before, available in PC, Mac and I-pad.
On a different note, I was honored to be featured in Yellowstone Valley Woman Magazine on page 40. Becky Brockie (who is one of the nicest photographers if ever you need one ) caught me, well, knitting:
Thanks to Julia at Wild Purls for letting us have our interview and photo shoot at the shop. Julie Koerber is such a nice gal as well. Thank you, Julie, for taking the time to write the article.
I end this ecletic post with yet another amazing pair of shoes from the pages of Elle magazine:
Sunset shoes!!! And I do believe you must knit while wearing those, don't you think? Knit on...