Socktober Sale!

I just released my Girl with the Purled Toes pattern on Ravelry!

GWPT finished-6It’s a pretty basic toe-up sock, with heel flaps, done two at a time using magic loop. The purled toe gives a roomier feel to the toe, and adds a little contrast to the rest of the sock.

This is the first time I’ve included some photo tutorial elements, showing the order for picking up the gussets when you work two socks at a time, since this seems to be the most confusing part for those new to toe-up two-at-a-time techniques. Doing socks two at a time from the toe up lets me use all but the last bits of yarn. For this pair, I knit the cuff until I had 6 grams left in each ball, then I started the ribbing.

GWPT finished-3To celebrate Socktober, my sock patterns will all be 30% off until the 16th of the month. Use the code SOCKTOBER when you checkout to apply the discount. This applies to Girl with the Purled Toes, Prufrock, and TuxedoGWPT finishedFor this pair I used Koigu KPPPM in color P140. I love the way it striped. Colinette Jitterbug usually gives me a similar effect when I use their striped colorways.

If you’re feeling the sock love, go and buy a pattern here. Happy Socktober! I still have to decide what I’m casting on, but there’s still plenty of time.

9 thoughts on “Socktober Sale!

  1. Those are some awesome socks!! Socks are on my knitting “will learn” this year finally ready to break free from washclothes and baby blanekts:P

  2. I’ve been looking for a basic pattern to learn toe-up and magic loop – perfect! Two knitting birds with one stone. And I really like the purled toe detail.

  3. I just bought your new pattern. I have knit many pairs of socks and tried many different toe-up techniques, and I really like that you put a picture in the pattern that shows what you mean by “knit until you reach the ankle” and “work the heel flap until it is 1/2″ from the back of your heel.” When you read through a pattern, those things may seem obvious, but when you are actually knitting the socks, it can be confusing. I have had to do surgery and reknit the toes on many of the toe-up socks I have knit because I did not work the foot to the right length before I started the heel. I just started another pair of socks last night, and I am anxious to try your new pattern after I finish them. I will probably knit them on two 24″ circulars because I’m not crazy about magic loop (and I have collected tons of 24″ circulars in sock sizes in about every brand made and don’t want to buy a 40″ needle.)

    • Thanks! I’m glad the pictures help. I find it easy to second guess instructions without pictures sometimes too. I got over-eager on a few pairs of toe-up socks before and shorted the heel flap, so those pairs never stay in place as well.

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