workin’”9 to 5…”(A Free Pattern)
I’ve designed some socks! And, in a bold move… I’m offering them for free!These socks remind me of how I feel after working from nine in the morning until five at night, sometimes more than just five days a week. I get all wound up! The sock also has a dressier quality to it, so it can be a work sock too.These socks feature a deceptively simple stitch pattern that looks like it would require a cable needle – but it doesn’t! The heel uses a half-linen stitch that creates a woven look that perfectly compliments the two spirals that continue down each side of the heel flap. This sock also features a special method of picking up the heel stitches – a way which places the column of selvedge stitches on the outside of the sock, creating a decorative braid that further sets off the heel. This sock is very stretchy because of the ribbed nature of the stitch pattern.I owe a big thanks to Ruth of Ruthless Knitting who did a test-knit for me. In her amazing-ness, she even knit this sock super fast – and was prepared to knit it faster when I was going to try to make a certain deadline. Super kudos to you Ruth!And, without further ado… the free pattern! (the link is a pdf!)(ETA – I put together a little video explaining the special twist stitch that the sock requires. Look here.)You can click on any of the photos to see more photos of the socks (look for the 9 to 5 socks set). Oh, and don’t forget to add this to your ravelry queue (if you’re on ravelry – if not, wait patiently, you will be soon)!
Posted: June 23rd, 2007 under Uncategorized.