Time certainly does fly – this year has whizzed past me at an incredible rate of knots.
How have you been? Hopefully the last few months have been good to you. Things here are settling down slowly.
I was reminded earlier this week that it has been almost three years since I embarked on my journey of sock heel exploration that turned into the Sock Anatomy. To celebrate Socktober I thought it would be good fun to look back at the lovely socks from this collection. Nine simple socks to knit, each focussing on a different heel, in nine sizes. Perfect for exploring sock construction – or simply for making sure everyone in your family has toasty toes!
Sock Anatomy was originally published with a range of baby and child sizes – the idea being that you could practice your new heel and toe shaping techniques on a itty bitty sock before using your new found skills to create gorgeous adult socks.
Lots of you loved your mini socks so much that you requested larger sizes …. Sock Anatomy II was born. Each sock is sized from newborn to adult XL – nine sizes in total!
25% off until 16th October 2016
To celebrate Socktober you can get 25% off the price of the full Sock Anatomy collection until October 16th 2016. No coupon code needed.
You can also buy the single patterns and get 25% off those too – just pop your favourites into your Ravelry basket, no coupon code needed!
The designs include top down and toe up options, each sock features a different heel including variations of the heel flap, afterthought and short row heel styles.
While the socks are simple to knit they are also great fun to make, a splash of lace and a sprinkling of cables keeps the designs accessible to newer knitters while making sure more experienced knitters have something to keep the ‘grey matter’ occupied.
Flexor – worked from the top down or the toe up features an easy afterthought heel and is perfect for showing off your favourite self stripe!
Whenever anyone asks me for a pattern recommendation for their first sock I suggest Tarsi. These textured socks are worked from the top down with a traditional heel flap, rounded heel turn and standard gusset. This shaping suits the widest range of foot shapes and is easy to knit. The texture works brilliantly with solid, tonal or variegated yarns and the combination of knits and purls adds interest without being too taxing on the brain.
Another fab top down sock. These cables beauties are easy to knit and feature a slightly different heel shape to Tarsi – more suited to narrow heels and ankles. The cables are quick to knit and a great chance to learn to cable without a cable needle.
Cheeky little turn down cuffs with hidden ribbing for a great fit, these socks are worked from the toe up and feature a generous faux heel flap – great for those with a higher instep. The cute cuff is finished with a picot bind-off but you could easily use your standard stretchy bind-off for a simpler look.
These zingy green socks always make me smile. Worked from the top down in a simple but striking rib they fit beautifully and feature an interesting, but easy to knit, band heel.
Pretty lace socks worked from the toe up – these feature a short row heel and a sweet picot cuff.
More lacy socks – this time from the top down with a twist on the standard short row heel, using cute garter stitch heel that balances out the stretchy lace detail on the foot.
Worked from the top down these socks feature a statement cable and a square heel turn. Brilliant for colder weather when you want cosy warm socks to pull up – keeping the chills at bay.
What do you do with your sock yarn scraps? Why not knit yourself a pair of Ossa. Worked from the top down these socks feature an easy to knit series of stripes – perfect for using up scraps, showing off a fabulous self-stripe or some variegated yarn.
Sock Anatomy designs come in 9 sizes!
So everyone can have toasty toes … the smallest size is also fantastic for trying out new techniques without committing to a full adult sock. They make great bunting too!
Don’t forget ….
To celebrate Socktober I am offering 25% off the Sock Anatomy collection until Sunday 16th October.
No coupon code needed.
Until next time …