I am delighted to be able to share with you the first of my patterns designed especially for Head Over Heels, Stylecraft's new range of sock yarns. When I was at the Blogstars day in July and Annabelle told us that Stylecraft were going to be bringing out some sock yarns, I was excited beyond belief!! Socks are my very favourite thing to knit and I am really enjoying my ventures into sock design.
As the colours in the range are all named after mountains, I decided to keep the mountain theme with my designs. Today, I bring you First Tracks. It's designed with the new sock knitter in mind. Having knitted a pair or two of plain vanilla socks, this easy to memorise ribbed pattern will add a little interest to a plain sock. Like the first skier leaving their marks down fresh snow, this pattern gently leads the knitter down the 'slopes' of stocking stitch to make their own marks on their knitting. Let First Tracks be your first venture into the world of patterned socks!
Although the pattern is one size only, because it's ribbed, there is a lot of negative ease which means that it will comfortably fit a range of foot sizes. The simple two row pattern is easy to remember, making it perfect for both new sock knitters and for TV knitting or social knitting. It looks great in the self striping colours of Head Over Heels and would suit both men and women. The pattern is available to download for free from Ravelry and you can find more information here.
I hope you like it! I can't wait to see your versions popping up on Ravelry. xxx
Flo photobombing the sock shoot!