Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Another Pair Of Socks But .....

...... it's my very own design. This is the first time that I actually knitted a sock without any pattern or tried to modify a pattern - I knitted this pair of socks from stratch & I love it.....

It took a bit of work & time to figure out the position of the stitches & the cables. It's a simple pattern with two 6 stitch cable running up the sides of the foot & then joining the leg with another pair of cables.



The pair of cables on the legs look great as one leans to the right & the other to the left. As I knit my socks from the toe up, I see the cables climbing up the leg and they remind me of the grape vines that I have in my garden & the way the vines twist themselves & climb up the poles - that's it, these are the Climbing Vines Socks !





Yarn : Handmaiden Cashbah (Blackberry)

Needles : 2.5mm Harmony dpns


I am so happy with the finished sock & it fitted me perfectly. This has given me the inspiration to create more and I did. I have started another pair of socks in my own design which will be my 1st pair to kick off the Southern Summer of Socks KAL. I joined this KAL last year & enjoyed it so much that I am back again this year & with 1 goal - to knit socks of my own design. Here's a little peek on my 2nd design ....

10 comments:

Bogie said...

Very nice! I'm partial to a sock with cables down the side. ;)

sue said...

Lovely socks.

Tigers said...

Love the socks. Very pretty.
Your 2nd design looks great too.

Arctic Knitter said...

Wandered over from SAM - your socks are beautiful! I love cables - will you share your pattern in some way in the future?

Rachel said...

Cute design #1 and very promising design #2! Are you going to delve into the pattern writing aspect of it or are you just having fun with the knitting part of it now! :)

Bells said...

I can totally see why you're so happy with these. And you're own design. I aspire to that. Well done!

Suzanne said...

They are just beautiful!! Love the look!
Suzanne

Pat said...

Both sock designs are so pretty! I have wanted to start designing my own too, but haven't attempted yet - your beautiful patterns are an inspiration!

Denise said...

Very pretty, I love the cables. Oh and I see you've finished your Yosemite :) I love that pattern. Might have to give it a try sometime.

Susan said...

Oh the pattern is beautiful and that yarn looks yummy.