Tuesday, October 12, 2010

socktober

side swipe stripe
for those of you who are on the "breast cancer awareness" bandwagon during the month of october, i have two patterns which utilize flamingo stripe sock yarn - if you are not familiar with lorna's laces, then this is a good introduction.  a portion of the sales from this colorway of sock are donated quarterly to breast cancer-related charities.

the first sock pattern, the side swipe sock(available from yarn market), is knit top-down in the round with two cable panels running down either side of the sock, with the remaining portions of the sock knitted in stockinette.  it's a great beginning cable project for those who dare!

the second sock pattern, peppermint lattice, has been mentioned on this blog before - allow me to refer you to this post for the details.  besides being able to purchase a .pdf of this pattern through my ravelry shop, folks in chicago also have the option of dropping by their lys, sister-ARTS studio, to purchase a hard copy.

i can't think of a better gift for someone who is fighting breast cancer - or someone who has survived it! - than a pair of hand-knit socks to keep their toesies warm all winter long. 

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