Monday, 1 August 2011

Summer Socks


We were so happy to receive a lovely photo from one of our online customers today showing her latest project. Margaret from Chichester has completed her own summer sock project using the Regia 4 Ply. Perhaps she was inspired by Susan's Blog post about holiday knitting! They look beautiful; I'm sure whomever she knitted them for cannot wait to wear them.

Here in the shop we're all getting excited about Jeanette Sloan's upcoming workshop on Turkish Heel Socks and can't wait to see this interesting method of turning a heel. We still have places available in this workshop if you'd like to join us. It is held in our Stirling shop and we do provide lunch and a 10% discount in the shop to everyone who attends.




(Images from left: knitted socks by Jeanette Trotman; Crofter Chunky yarn; socks from Sirdar pattern 9135)

If you're like me and the idea of turning a heel on 4 pins sounds a bit terrifying without Jeanette there to help then there is no reason you still can't make fabulous socks. Sirdar have quite a few patterns for 2 needle socks. They are so simple and fun to do, I made loads of them last Christmas for the family. The only seams you end up with is one up the back and two small ones on the sides of the feet which take no time to sew up. I particularly liked doing the ones in Crofter Chunky as they were so fast to do and the patterns are wonderful.
(Sirdar Pattern 9206 in Crofter Chunky and 9135 in Crofter DK)