The Travel Trio | New Designs and Knit-along
Hello, how are you?
I hope your June is off to a good start. I am adapting to the chill of the Victorian winter (in all honesty it is far colder than I expected it to be and I may have done a little grumbling in the last few weeks as I pulled on “all the knitwear” to keep warm). The silver lining is I am getting to wear all my lovely hand knits.
We are settling in nicely to our new home and I have been meeting lovely knitters which is always fun.
Today I want to share a new mini collection with you. This trio of socks was my design project as we travelled, because every sock knitter knows that socks make the best travel companions!
I love a good adventure and for me the best knitting companion to a great journey, whether near or far, is a pair of socks.
A good pair of travel socks needs to be easy to pick up and put down without having to do too much thinking. I am a big fan of the plain old vanilla sock but sometimes plain vanilla just doesn’t cut it. I often want just a little bit of detail – some texture, a smattering of eyelets or some interesting colour combinations.
At the end of last year I knew I had many travel hours ahead of me and to commemorate this momentous journey – and make sure I had some great travel knitting on the needles – I decided to design some socks to knit along the way.
I carefully chose two skeins of yarn, from fellow travel inspired fibre artists that I felt captured the essence of my journey. I designed and knitted these socks on the road so each stitch holds a little part of my journey. This trio of travel socks is my travel journal of our big move from just outside London to Melbourne.
While my socks have travelled far and wide, these socks are the perfect companion for any journey, near or far.
Where will you knit yours?
The Travel Trio is available as an ebook and each pattern is also available individually.
To celebrate the launch of this new collection I am offering a 20% discount off the ebook valid until the start of the KAL on the 17th June. Simply enter the code “traveltrio20” once you have the patterns in your Ravelry basket.
The Travel Trio Socks
Over the next week or so I will do a blog post about each sock design but here they are in all their #grellow glory! There are more photos on Ravelry and all the details about materials and sizing can be found on the pattern pages.
I am running a knit-along to celebrate the launch of this collection. I have not run a KAL for a little while and I am super excited about sharing some knitting time with you all over the next few months.
More details can be found in my Ravelry group. The KAL will be a very relaxed affair that will run from 17th June to 31st August 2016.
You can knit any of the socks from The Travel Trio or any of the socks from the Blue Skies collection. Both of these sock collections have been travel inspired and they offer you a wide range of styles to choose from.
There will be lots of friendly chatter and some beautiful prizes. I hope you pop past and say hi.
Until next time …