Thursday, May 15, 2014

A Surprise and a Secret Revealed

It's really tough for me to keep secrets, especially when I have to keep them for a long time. In the case of what I have to share with you today, it's a secret I've been keeping for almost a year, so it's a relief to finally be able to spill the beans. I'm very happy to share with you that I have a pattern in the 2014 edition of Knitscene Accessories. These are the Corbusier Socks.

Photo (c) Knitscene/Harper Point

One of the themes on the call for submissions for this issue was Art Deco. These socks are named for Le Corbusier, the architect credited with coining the term for the style, and were inspired by architectural elements of the era. The stitch pattern combines relatively simple lace with a 1x1 rib, with a resulting fabric that's very stretchy.

The yarn used in the sample is Holiday Yarns FlockSock, a sock yarn that was new to me and that I really enjoyed. It's a superwash merino/nylon blend with multiple plies, so it should be fairly durable in a sock. While I was waiting for the yarn support to arrive, I started another pair (in order to have a pair for myself and to do a dry run of the pattern) in the skein of Verdant Gryphon Eidos that I bought at MDSW last year or the year before. I'm not usually a yellow/orange person, but I love this golden hue.


I'm extremely honored to have a pattern in this issue, which is chock full of gorgeous designs. I highly encourage you to take a look at the full preview on Ravelry or on the Knitscene blog. There are quite a few patterns from this issue that I want to knit! Last I heard, the magazine was at the printer, so keep an eye out for it on the newsstand or at your local yarn shop very soon!

2 comments:

Rachel Hausladen said...

How lovely! I love the photos for the magazine too. They really show off the socks in a non-traditional way that just make me want to wear hand knit socks everywhere!
Will definitely keep my eye out for the magazine. Congrats on a great pattern.

Stripeyspots said...

Beautful, beautiful socks! I have to keep an eye out for the issue!