Monday, June 10, 2013

Summer Socks + Craftsy Pick of the Week

Summer has finally come to Chicagoland, which means it's time to trade in my jeans for skirts (for those of you who care, I don't believe in shorts) and bust out my ankle socks. One of my first-ever sock patterns is my go-to for the summer months; since I also don't wear sandals or flip-flops (yep, I'm weird like that), it's necessary to pair anklet socks with my shoes. The Lacy Summer Socks are quick to knit with a lacy motif that's perfect for peeking through mary janes; it's now available as a free download on Ravelry and continues to be one of my most popular patterns. I recently came across a very sweet blog post from a fellow Raveler who recently made her own pair and shared her feedback about the pattern itself. Seeing a finished project from your own pattern is already one of the highest compliments a designer can get, but so is getting positive feedback from your fellow knitters!

Craftsy Pick of the Week

I've been getting back into designing after taking a sabbatical last year, and of course, having a nice, fresh sketchbook is essential for such endeavors. I was lucky to be gifted one of these nifty sketchbooks last year, but you can snap your own up for 60% off here on Craftsy!


  1. Hi Stephanie, sorry if I am being a bit obtuse, it must be the summer heat here in Australia at the moment. I have a question about the heel flap on the lacy summer sock. The patterns states;
    Row 1 - *sl 1, k1 across 33 sts, ending with k2.
    Row 2 - sl 1, p32.

    that seems like 36 stitches on row 1 and only 33 on row 2 - what am I missing here?

    thanks for your time.

    1. Hi Stephanie, apologies - I understand now where what I couldn't see - definitely the heat. I am on the right path now. K :)