You may already know, I've mentioned it in my newsletter, on my facebook page and I've shared a few pictures on instagram, but if you don't, I'm pleased to announce, I'm working on a crochet sock collection.
I'm very excited about this, over the past 12 months I've designed 7 different sock patterns, so I've learnt a whole lot about sock construction and what makes a great crochet sock. I really wanted to take this knowledge and develop a collection of crochet sock patterns that are fun, functional and wonderfully quick to create. Knitting may have the upper hand when it comes to creating stretchy fabric perfect for feet, but it sure isn't as quick as crochet.
I won't lie here, knitting is better at that aforementioned stretchiness, but that doesn't mean you can't make crochet socks, it just means considering the stitch type and looking at the kind of ease you want requires a bit more time.
I have 6 wonderful designs I cannot wait to share with you. This first collection will be women's socks but I have plans for a men's and a children's collection in the future.
Inspired by Joanne Scrace's openness with her Suffolk collection, I'm happy to share my progress as I go. There shall be no secret keeping until the big reveal here. Besides I'm working with some unbelievably delicious yarns, I will simply not be able to keep quiet about!
I want to bring alive in crocheters a passion for sock making so many knitters already know so well. I'm using yarns sourced solely from UK indie dyers, because they are beautiful and your feet should quite simply be bathed in these gorgeous yarns.
If you want some sneaky peeks of the kind of socks I'll be creating you can see my pinterest board here.
The first pair to be finished will be these Mulled Wine Socks. Glamorous and sophisticated, perfect for the festive celebrations. I picture them over sparkly tights inside a pair of gorgeous heels.
Worked toe up with a solid sole and lacy top, a reversed turned heel and lacy ankle, finished with a ribbed cuff. The sample pair are worked in Fyberspates Vivacious 4ply in Spiced Plum, a wonderfully bouncy yarn in a fabulous colour.
You can buy your copy here. A second pattern will be available lat September 2015 and the full collection available by November 2015.
All patterns will be available singly at £3, if you purchase a single pattern you will receive a coupon code for £3 off the full collection once it has been released, because I'm really hoping you'll catch the crochet sock bug and want to only ever wear handmade socks on your feet! The full collection will be priced at £12.
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