Saturday, 22 June 2019

Varieties of tulips

It's given me such a thrill to see different versions of my Tiptoe socks popping up on Instagram recently. As a fledgling designer, it's always at the back of my mind that no one will like my designs enough to want to knit them. The original Tiptoe socks were designed for the launch of the Stylecraft Yarns Head over Heels All Star range of yarns, created by the Stylecraft Blogstars and voted for by you.

I think Denise (@lilacden on Instagram) has knitted more pairs of Tiptoe socks than me! But her beautiful knitting shows just how versatile the pattern is, looking great knitted in a semi-solid, gradient or self-striping yarn. 

Joy (@joydewdney on Instagram) has knitted a pair in a solid colour and it's making me want to cast on a pair right now!

Caroline (@letsjustcrochet on Instagram) played yarn chicken with her version of the socks, adding a glorious pop of colour at the cuff, heel and toe. I have some mini skeins so may well try out her idea on another pair. 

You can download the pattern for free from the Stylecraft website here. So why don't you cast on your very own pair this weekend? Please share your projects and tag me in on Instagram. It's such a lovely feeling to see your designs being enjoyed by others. xxx

(PS Thank you so much Denise, Joy and Caroline for letting me share your photos xxx)


VeggieMummy said...

It must give you such a thrill to see your socks appearing all over the world. They all look beautiful but I'm a bit snowed under with WIPs at the moment, so I may have to wait a while before casting on a pair. Enjoy the weekend. xx

Lynne said...

Really like the design. The yarn is so pretty. Congratulation!!!! Keep up the good work. xo

Jenny said...

All lovely but suddenly I’m thinking how nice the plain colour are, I really like the beige ones the pattern shows up so well.

Margaret said...

Having finally started your Tiptoe socks (am round the heel on the first), they are a joy to knit. Pattern is easy to follow and yarn is so soft. Well done for such an easy to follow pattern. Thank you.