Tree Rings
Tree Rings

​Every tree has a secret inner life. You can guess the age by the height but the real data is locked within the core -- growth rings. Tree Ring Socks show your knitting growth on the outside. This project is an easy way to use two colors in your knitting without having to carry more than one strand at a time.

Pattern available through Ravelry

Laurelhurst Socks
Laurelhurst Socks

​Laurelhurst Park is a beautiful patch of nature in the center of a busy neighborhood in Southeast Portland. It’s been named “the most beautiful park” on the west coast by the Pacific Coast Parks Association and was the first park to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

To me, Laurelhurst Park is a fine place to read under the shade of the conifers on a sunny summer day. I designed these socks with conifers in mind for the lace cuff. The detail is inspired by the Douglas Fir, a local tree with a distinctive cone.

Pattern available on Ravelry​

Anna Jarvis Socks
Anna Jarvis Socks

​Instead of buying your mom flowers this year, why not knit her some instead? This project is dedicated to the founder of Mother’s Day in America. The Anna Jarvis Socks resemble a basket of flowers but last a lot longer. These are socks you can’t buy at a big box store. By making things by hand, we are able to live richer, more thoughtful lives.

Pattern available on Ravelry​

Ada Lovelace
Ada Lovelace

These steampunk-inspired convertible socks are named after a real-life character in “The Difference Engine” by William Gibson and Bruce Sterling. Daughter of poet Lord Byron, Ada Lovelace was a writer and math wizard who contributed to Charles Babbage’s early mechanical general-purpose computer, the Analytical Engine. She is credited with writing the first algorithm intended to be processed by a machine, and is often regarded as the world’s first computer programmer which earned her the nickname “The Enchantress of Numbers.”

Pattern available through Blue Moon Fiber Arts

Hobbit Cakes
Hobbit Cakes

​Having recently read “The Hobbit” I was intrigued by life in the Shire and the luxuries hobbits afford themselves on a daily basis. They love cake! These socks are meant as a celebration to honor the January 3rd, 1892 birth of J. R. R. Tolkien, creator of all things Hobbit. There is a bonus crossword puzzle at the end of this pattern to commemorate Tolkien in an unconventional way. You cut out the puzzle and twist it into a möbius strip before solving, like an infinity ring. Come, let’s sit and enjoy the Hobbit Cakes together, shall we?

Pattern available on Ravelry​

#30 Cabled Stockings
#30 Cabled Stockings

Published in Vogue Knitting, Fall 2010 and Designer Knitting, Fall 2010

#31 Cabled Knee Socks
#31 Cabled Knee Socks

​Published in Vogue Knitting, Winter 2010/2011 and Designer Knitting, Winter 2010/2011

#32 Eyelet Socks
#32 Eyelet Socks

​Published in Vogue Knitting, Winter 2010/2011 and Designer Knitting, Winter 2010/2011

Tour de France
Tour de France

​These cuff-down socks have all that the Tour de France promises and more: cobblestones, winding roads, and a mountain peak inspired by the Alpe-d-Huez (The most famous climb in the world of cycling). Seed stitch suggests the famous cobbles of Paris and cables act as a twisting road winding it’s way through the French countryside and up Alpe-d-Huez. It’s not the longest or the steepest mountain, but it sure takes it’s toll on a cyclist. It means something to make this journey, and in some ways it symbolizes the Tour de France itself. Cyclists know what it takes to survive the climb, and it bonds them in a unique way. To me, that is the heart of knitting a fine pair of socks by hand. They aren’t the hardest to do, but they require time and effort. Pull on the maillot jaune and cast on now! Pattern available on Ravelry​

Muscadine Socks
Muscadine Socks

This sock pattern by Star Athena is one of five sock patterns available in the Spring 2011 issue of Sockupied, the new digital eMag from Interweave. Start at the toe and knit on up to the top… then hang a left turn and work the cuff sideways. Slipped stitches and unfussy lace pair with garter stitch to create a graphic design reminiscent of grapevines. The cuff is worked mostly in garter stitch, which produces nicely snug and elastic socks. Included in the eMag is a video tutorial by Eunny Jang on the sideways cuff technique.

Life Cycle
Life Cycle

​These socks pay tribute to the time of harvest, the culmination of a thousand tiny miracles that embody the growing season. Earthworms work the soil at your feet, restoring the biological dross of previous years to the promise of new life. A leafy stalk, heavy with fruit, bursts from the gusset on top of your foot; there to dry in the waning summer sun, in anticipation of the approaching harvest. Sow your stitches carefully and prepare to reap a beautiful pair of hand-knit socks…and the cycle of life continues.

Pattern available on Ravelry​

Long Night's Journey into Day
Long Night's Journey into Day

It was a dark and stormy night. The teapot whistled and a fire was lit. She reached into the top drawer and slipped on the coziest pair among the bunch… As the seasons change and the nights grow longer we need small comforts to protect us from the evening chill. This pair starts with the cuff, then stitches are picked up for the foot. You can even knit the foot in a contrasting yarn if you’d like. When completed, real buttons function like a cardigan sweater for added warmth. This pattern also includes some hot drink recipes for you to explore while knitting your own pair of extra thick socks. Pattern available on Ravelry​

Tree Rings
Laurelhurst Socks
Anna Jarvis Socks
Ada Lovelace
Hobbit Cakes
#30 Cabled Stockings
#31 Cabled Knee Socks
#32 Eyelet Socks
Tour de France
Muscadine Socks
Life Cycle
Long Night's Journey into Day
Tree Rings

​Every tree has a secret inner life. You can guess the age by the height but the real data is locked within the core -- growth rings. Tree Ring Socks show your knitting growth on the outside. This project is an easy way to use two colors in your knitting without having to carry more than one strand at a time.

Pattern available through Ravelry

Laurelhurst Socks

​Laurelhurst Park is a beautiful patch of nature in the center of a busy neighborhood in Southeast Portland. It’s been named “the most beautiful park” on the west coast by the Pacific Coast Parks Association and was the first park to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

To me, Laurelhurst Park is a fine place to read under the shade of the conifers on a sunny summer day. I designed these socks with conifers in mind for the lace cuff. The detail is inspired by the Douglas Fir, a local tree with a distinctive cone.

Pattern available on Ravelry​

Anna Jarvis Socks

​Instead of buying your mom flowers this year, why not knit her some instead? This project is dedicated to the founder of Mother’s Day in America. The Anna Jarvis Socks resemble a basket of flowers but last a lot longer. These are socks you can’t buy at a big box store. By making things by hand, we are able to live richer, more thoughtful lives.

Pattern available on Ravelry​

Ada Lovelace

These steampunk-inspired convertible socks are named after a real-life character in “The Difference Engine” by William Gibson and Bruce Sterling. Daughter of poet Lord Byron, Ada Lovelace was a writer and math wizard who contributed to Charles Babbage’s early mechanical general-purpose computer, the Analytical Engine. She is credited with writing the first algorithm intended to be processed by a machine, and is often regarded as the world’s first computer programmer which earned her the nickname “The Enchantress of Numbers.”

Pattern available through Blue Moon Fiber Arts

Hobbit Cakes

​Having recently read “The Hobbit” I was intrigued by life in the Shire and the luxuries hobbits afford themselves on a daily basis. They love cake! These socks are meant as a celebration to honor the January 3rd, 1892 birth of J. R. R. Tolkien, creator of all things Hobbit. There is a bonus crossword puzzle at the end of this pattern to commemorate Tolkien in an unconventional way. You cut out the puzzle and twist it into a möbius strip before solving, like an infinity ring. Come, let’s sit and enjoy the Hobbit Cakes together, shall we?

Pattern available on Ravelry​

#30 Cabled Stockings

Published in Vogue Knitting, Fall 2010 and Designer Knitting, Fall 2010

#31 Cabled Knee Socks

​Published in Vogue Knitting, Winter 2010/2011 and Designer Knitting, Winter 2010/2011

#32 Eyelet Socks

​Published in Vogue Knitting, Winter 2010/2011 and Designer Knitting, Winter 2010/2011

Tour de France

​These cuff-down socks have all that the Tour de France promises and more: cobblestones, winding roads, and a mountain peak inspired by the Alpe-d-Huez (The most famous climb in the world of cycling). Seed stitch suggests the famous cobbles of Paris and cables act as a twisting road winding it’s way through the French countryside and up Alpe-d-Huez. It’s not the longest or the steepest mountain, but it sure takes it’s toll on a cyclist. It means something to make this journey, and in some ways it symbolizes the Tour de France itself. Cyclists know what it takes to survive the climb, and it bonds them in a unique way. To me, that is the heart of knitting a fine pair of socks by hand. They aren’t the hardest to do, but they require time and effort. Pull on the maillot jaune and cast on now! Pattern available on Ravelry​

Muscadine Socks

This sock pattern by Star Athena is one of five sock patterns available in the Spring 2011 issue of Sockupied, the new digital eMag from Interweave. Start at the toe and knit on up to the top… then hang a left turn and work the cuff sideways. Slipped stitches and unfussy lace pair with garter stitch to create a graphic design reminiscent of grapevines. The cuff is worked mostly in garter stitch, which produces nicely snug and elastic socks. Included in the eMag is a video tutorial by Eunny Jang on the sideways cuff technique.

Life Cycle

​These socks pay tribute to the time of harvest, the culmination of a thousand tiny miracles that embody the growing season. Earthworms work the soil at your feet, restoring the biological dross of previous years to the promise of new life. A leafy stalk, heavy with fruit, bursts from the gusset on top of your foot; there to dry in the waning summer sun, in anticipation of the approaching harvest. Sow your stitches carefully and prepare to reap a beautiful pair of hand-knit socks…and the cycle of life continues.

Pattern available on Ravelry​

Long Night's Journey into Day

It was a dark and stormy night. The teapot whistled and a fire was lit. She reached into the top drawer and slipped on the coziest pair among the bunch… As the seasons change and the nights grow longer we need small comforts to protect us from the evening chill. This pair starts with the cuff, then stitches are picked up for the foot. You can even knit the foot in a contrasting yarn if you’d like. When completed, real buttons function like a cardigan sweater for added warmth. This pattern also includes some hot drink recipes for you to explore while knitting your own pair of extra thick socks. Pattern available on Ravelry​

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