Tuesday, September 21, 2010

heliotrope!

at long last, the wait is over (never mind if i was the only one waiting with baited breath!) - the sanguine gryphon's fall collection of patterns is out today, and with it, my newest sock pattern. 

i present to you the heliotrope mid-calf stockings - fancy socks to be worn for any occasion.  slightly old-fashioned, slightly modern, and fun to knit! innocence and mayhem at once*....


Fanciful mid-calf stockings begin with a ruffled, ribbed cuff and an eyelet row to secure top of stockings with a ribbon.  An ornate cabled pattern at the top of the sock is followed by a twisted-rib panel on the front, with cabled "clocks" on either side and stockinette stitch worked on the back. This top-down sock begins with an intricate cable chart and morphs into an elegant, easy-to-memorize pattern that has enough to keep an advanced knitted interested while not being terribly fussy.  

Finished Sizes
7 (8, 9)”/18 (20, 23) cm foot circumference, unstretched

Yarn
The Sanguine Gryphon ‘Eidos’, 4 oz/390 yd, 100% superwash merino wool (1) hank, shown in Polimarchus

Needles
US 2/2.75 mm dpns, or size needed to attain gauge

Gauge
32 sts and 40 rows = 4”/10 cm in stockinette stitch.


be sure to check out some of the other super-cool patterns - i've got my eye fixed on tirtoff and terzetto especially, although the entire collection is pretty great eye candy.


*yes, that would be a seinfeld quote.  from now on, i think i will approach my pattern/design descriptions as though i am writing for the j. peterman catalog.

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